Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.
There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.
Every soldier must know, before he goes into battle, how the little battle he is to fight fits into the larger picture, and how the success of his fighting will influence the battle as a whole.
In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one.
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
Soldiers, when committed to a task, can't compromise. It's unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it's been done.
The only thing that makes battle psychologically tolerable is the brotherhood among soldiers. You need each other to get by.
The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment.
The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.
I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me.
Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.
Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.
The thing is this: You got to have fun while you're fightin' for freedom, 'cause you don't always win.
Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.
Spending time with America's soldiers is always inspiring.
On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.