Celebrated in the United States on November 11, Veterans Day is one of the most revered holidays in the country. Despite the fact that the United States entered the First World War only in 1917, about a year and a half before its end, about five million American soldiers took part in it.

For the first time, Veterans Day in the United States was celebrated a year after the surrender of Germany, on November 11, 1919, at the suggestion of the country’s President Woodrow Wilson – as the first anniversary of the victory in the First World War.

Initially, the holiday was called Armistice Day. More than thirty years later, representatives of US veteran organizations appealed to the American Congress with a proposal to rename it Veterans Day, as they wanted this holiday to become a day of remembrance for all American soldiers, and not just those who fought on the fields of the First World War; in 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared November 11 Veterans Day.

On Veterans Day, military parades are held in many cities, and services are held in churches in memory of the fallen American soldiers. On this day, commemorative events are held throughout the country, and one of the most solemn is at Arlington Cemetery near Washington, with the obligatory laying of a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns by the President of the country and a “minute of silence.”

Veterans Day is a public holiday in the United States; if it falls on Saturday, then the day off is shifted to the Friday preceding it, and if it is on Sunday, the day off is Monday.

Are the quotes appropriate for this day? Yes, because great people have already said everything that could be said. And for people far from military service or war it is extremely difficult to find suitable words. But do not forget about the fallen, because your well-being depends on them.

The most touching quotes of the Veterans Day

Sometimes even the most severe men cry on this day. Especially if they were holding weapons in their hands.

“America’s veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago.” — Steve Buyer

“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it… it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.” – Unknown

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”—John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.”—Mark Twain

“In valor there is hope.” — Publius Cornelius Tacitus

“Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.” – Douglas MacArthur

“Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Thanks for all you do for our country and have done. God bless all of you and your families.” – Christie Fuller

“Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families are making. Our Vietnam Veterans have taught us that no matter what our positions may be on policy, as Americans and patriots, we must support all of our soldiers with our thoughts and our prayers.”—Zack Wamp

“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.” – Alexander Hamilton

“Perfect valor is to behave, without witnesses, as one would act were all the world watching.”—Francois de la Rochefoucauld

“Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families are making. Our Vietnam Veterans have taught us that no matter what our positions may be on policy, as Americans and patriots, we must support all of our soldiers with our thoughts and our prayers.” – Zack Wamp

“America’s Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.”- John Doolittle

“In valor there is hope.”—Publius Cornelius Tacitus

To all our nation’s veterans: Whether you fought in Salerno or Samarra, Khe Sanh or the Korengal, you are part of an unbroken chain of men and women who have served this country with honor and distinction. On behalf of a proud and grateful nation, we thank you. President Barack Obama, 2012

“Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.” — Michel de Montaigne

“American without her soldiers would be like God without his angels.” – Claudia Pemberton

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. Dan Lipinski

Thank you, for the cost you paid for our freedom, thank you for the freedom to live in safety and pursue happiness Sara Niles, To The Veterans of the United States of America

“A deeply heartfelt THANK YOU for your service to our country; for the sacrifices you made to keep us a free nation; and for all you gave up to serve in my place. May God’s richest blessings be yours.” – Melanie Daily

Most requested quotes from Veteran’s Day

Finding the right words at such moments is extremely difficult. Better to use what the great people said for us.

“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!”—Sun Tzu

“In this Veteran’s Day we stop and are thankful for all those who have fought in wars so that we have may all enjoy our freedom. The bravery and risk that these men and women took will not be forgotten.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.” — Charles B. Rangel

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell

“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.” — Dan Lipinski

This is a day we remember the toil, of the blood and the battle on far distant soil. Lest we forget – lest our memories should fade, ’twas our boys that we lost, ’twas a high price they paid. Greta Zwaan, Lest We Forget

“We recognize and celebrate the heroes all of our veterans, we shall forever be grateful. You inspire and encourage us, your unselfishness, your courage, and your willingness to protect our freedom – no words can express our thanks.” – Kate Summers

—Sidney Sheldon

“The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” – Jeff Miller

“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” — Patrick Henry

“Never was so much owed by so many to so few.”— Winston Churchill

Today we are here to celebrate and to honor and to commemorate the dead and the living, the young men who in every war since this country began have given testimony to their loyalty to their country and their own great courage. President John F. Kennedy, 1961

Today we remember – tomorrow as well, the hardships that war brought our way, But, praise to our God that freedom ensued Greta Zwaan, Have We Forgotten?

“The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” — Abraham Lincoln

“I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.” — Gary Hart

“It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” – Norman Schwarzkopf

“We owe an immeasurable debt to our veterans, to the fallen, and to the families who love them. Just as our servicemen and women have taken care of us, we must also take care of them. It is our sacred duty as a country to be there for our heroes when they need us most.” – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Perfect valor is to behave, without witnesses, as one would act were all the world watching.” — Francois de la Rochefoucauld

“In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.” — Barack Obama

“My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place—police, firefighters, and members of our armed forces.”

Veterans Day quotes for all time

War is as eternal as peace. For some reason, these two states periodically cover humanity with an unrestrained wave. And no one can explain why this is happening. We must applaud those who spent their youth with a rifle in their hands.

“We can’t equate spending on veterans with spending on defense. Our strength is not just in the size of our defense budget, but in the size of our hearts, in the size of our gratitude for their sacrifice. And that’s not just measured in words or gestures.”—Jennifer Granholm

The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our has earned them our lasting gratitude. Jeff Miller

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

“The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.”—General George S. Patton

Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause. Abraham Lincoln

“Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don’t know how far we can go.”– Bernard Malamud

“The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” — Abraham Lincoln

Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous. George Bernard Shaw

“For the veteran, thank you for bravely doing what you’re called to do so we can safely do what we’re free to do.” – Unknown

“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.” — Gen. Douglas MacArthur

“Thank you so much for your countless sacrifices. I appreciate all you’ve done to keep all of us safe and free.” – Amy Minchin

There never was a good war or a bad peace.” Benjamin Franklin

“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” — George Washington

“My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place–police, firefighters, and members of our armed forces.” — Sidney Sheldon

War settles nothing. Dwight Eisenhower

“The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.” – George Eliot

“America’s veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago.” – Steve Buyer

“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.” — Arthur Ashe

“Thank you for everything you do! YOU have kept my family safe and are giving me a life of safety. Thank you for serving our country!” – Madeline Gaffney

The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. Abraham Lincoln

Timeless Veterans Day quotes

These words were spoken by many people who went through the whole nightmare of the war or provided direct assistance to the participants in the hostilities. You must remember this so that the war will never happen again.

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened. Rev. Billy Graham

“America’s veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago.”—Steve Buyer

“Thank you so much for serving this country and keeping us safe. Thank you for the sacrifice you’ve made and your dedication. I pray for many blessings and any healing for you and your loved ones.” – Sharita Pickett

“In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” – George Canning

“History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.”—Ronald Reagan

The Bible tells us: If you owe debts, pay debts; if honor, then honor; if respect, then respect. The debt our nation owes those who’ve worn the uniform is a debt we will never be able to fully repay. Micheal R. Pence, Vice President of the United States, 2017

There is no mystery behind the endurance and the success of American liberty. It is because in every generation, from the Revolutionary period to this very hour, brave Americans have stepped forward and served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States. Every one of them deserves the thanks and the admiration of our entire country. Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States, 2008

“America’s veterans deserve the very best health care because they’ve earned it.”—Jim Ramstad

“I think there is one higher office than President and I would call that patriot.”—Gary Hart

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — John F. Kennedy

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. Jose Narosky

More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars. Franklin Roosevelt

“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” — Patrick Henry

“Soldiers are men… most apt for all manner of services and best able to support and endure the infinite toils and continual hazards of war.” – Henry Knyvett

“War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.”―J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Two Towers”

“Twenty-five million veterans are living among us today. These men and women selflessly set aside their civilian lives to put on the uniform and serve us.” – Steve Buyer

Thank you, for the cost you paid for our freedom, thank you for the freedom to live in safety and pursue happiness, for freedom of speech (thus my book), and for all the freedoms that we daily take for granted.” – Sara Niles

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.”—Elmer Davis

“We gather to remember, to honor those who’ve died, And thank God for the veterans who still stand at our side.” – Greta Zwaan

“America’s veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.”— John Doolittle

Veterans Day quotes to remember the fallen

Understand that not everyone who is present at this holiday can come physically. Many of the veterans simply live within our memory. Leave a place for them in your heart. They deserve it.

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” – Cynthia Ozick

“Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”—Benjamin Franklin

Today, in big cities and small towns across our country, there will be ceremonies around flagpoles and parades down Main Street to properly express our gratitude, to show our appreciation to men and women who served so that we might live free. President Barack Obama, 2015

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. George Orwell

“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.” – Dan Lipinski

My Thoughts on Remembrance Day,My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place – police, firefighters, and members of our armed forces. Sidney Sheldon

“Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.” – Charles B. Rangel

“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” – George Orwell

Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don’t have that problem. Ronald Reagan

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”—Maya Angelou

“My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place—police, firefighters, and members of our armed forces.” – Sidney Sheldon

Whenever and wherever the nation has called – in times of darkness and danger as well as in times of peace and prosperity – America’s veterans have been there. Veterans have proudly carried the torch of liberty for all to see. Gen. Colin L. Powell, 1989

“It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.” – Zell Miller

Those who live today remember those who do not. Those who know freedom remember today those who gave up life for freedom. We could not forget them. Even if they were not our own, we could not forget them. For all time, they are what we can only aspire to be: giving, unselfish, the epitome of human love — to lay down one’s life so that others might live. President Ronald Reagan, 1988

“The U.S. Military is us. There is no truer representation of a country than the people that it sends into the field to fight for it. The people who wear our uniform and carry our rifles into combat are our kids, and our job is to support them, because they’re protecting us.” — Tom Clancy

“America’s Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.”—John Doolittle

“The most persistent sound which reverberates through men’s history is the beating of war drums.”—Arthur Koestler

“Thanks to every single veteran who served in the army to protect our world! Thanks to you guys, our world is now a better place!!!! Again and again, thank you, thank you, and thank you!!!” – Kimona Mitchell

“Either war is obsolete or men are.”—R. Buckminster Fuller

“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.”— José Narosky

Quotes about Veterans Day from great people

These are very powerful aphorisms. If you cannot say something like that and form thoughts, then it is better to study a few phrases.

“Better than honor and glory, and History’s iron pen, Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow men.” — Richard Watson Gilder

“The only war is the war you fought in. Every veteran knows that.”—Allan Keller

“It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” — Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf

“Honor to the Soldier, and Sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor also to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field, and serves, as he best can, the same cause —honor to him, only less than to him, who braves, for the common good, the storms of heaven and the storms of battle.”—Abraham Lincoln

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”— John F. Kennedy

We observe Veterans Day on an anniversary – not of a great battle or of the beginning of a war, but of a day when war ended and our nation was again at peace. Ever since the Armistice of November the 11th,1918 , this has been a day to remember our debt to all who have worn the uniform of the United States. President George W. Bush, 2003

“As a former veteran, I understand the needs of veterans, and have been clear—we will work together, stand together with the Administration, but we will also question their policies when they shortchange veterans and military retirees.”—Solomon Ortiz

“Spending time with America’s soldiers is always inspiring.” – John Boehner

“Civilians seldom understand that soldiers, once impressed into war, will forever take it for the ordinary state of the world, with all else illusion. The former soldier assumes that when time weakens the dream of civilian life and its supports pull away, he will revert to the one state that will always hold his heart. He dreams of war and remembers it in quiet times when he might otherwise devote himself to different things, and he is ruined for the peace. What he has seen is as powerful and mysterious as death itself, and yet he has not died, and he wonders why.”―Mark Helprin, “A Soldier of the Great War”

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”―G.K. Chesterton

“He loves his country best who strives to make it best.” – Robert G. Ingersoll

“When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?” — George Canning

On the eleventh day of the eleventh month, We pause at the eleventh hour, Some of us stop to pray, For soldiers who died or went missing along the way. C Lynch

“Thank you to all veterans, past and present. Thank you to the families of our active duty military, who live the sacrifice of your deployments. We depend on you and never could possibly thank you enough.” – Joan

“America without her Soldiers would be like God without His angels.”―Claudia Pemberton

In this Veteran’s Day we stop and are thankful for all those who have fought in wars so that we have may all enjoy our freedom. The bravery and risk that these men and women took will not be forgotten. Catherine Pulsifer

“Lord, bid war’s trumpet cease; Fold the whole earth in peace.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes

“The nicest veterans…the kindest and funniest ones, the ones who hated war the most, were the ones who’d really fought.”―Kurt Vonnegut, “Slaughterhouse-Five”

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis

We owe an immeasurable debt to our veterans, to the fallen, and to the families who love them. Just as our servicemen and women have taken care of us, we must also take care of them. It is our sacred duty as a country to be there for our heroes when they need us most. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, 2017

Quotes about Veteran’s Day for a speech

Nobody knows when you will need to speak in public. It is best to be well prepared in these moments.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John Fitzgerald Kennedy

So much that is good in this Nation depends on the unknown actions of humble men and women who understand the importance of duty, done without public recognition or the blare of trumpets. The strength of our Nation lies in our willingness to do what we must, each of us each day, wherever may lie our particular duty. President Jimmy Carter, 1978

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” — Billy Graham

“To those seniors, and especially elderly veterans like myself, I want to tell you this: You are not alone, and you having nothing to be ashamed of. If elder abuse happened to me, it can happen to anyone. I want you to know that you deserve better.” – Mickey Rooney

“Better than honor and glory, and History’s iron pen, Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.” – Richard Watson Gilder

You are, the Veterans of America, the most trusted among us, and the most tested of all Americans…. You are not only the heart and soul, but you are the very spine of this nation. And as a nation, we pause today to thank more than 23 million surviving veterans who have so bravely and faithfully protected our freedom. You gave and they gave. And you deserve our thanks. Joseph Biden, Vice President of the United States, 2014

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. Douglas MacArthur

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. ” — Joseph Campbell

“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.” – Judd Gregg

“Today is the day we should reminisce for those who fought valiantly for the pride, honor, and freedom of our country. Happy Veterans Day!” – Unknown

“Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.” — Abraham Lincoln

“While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms.” — Randy Neugebauer

“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” – Jose Narosky

“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.” – Douglas MacArthur

“Never was so much owed by so many to so few.” –Winston Churchill

“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself in acts of bravery and heroism.” — Alexander Hamilton

“But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye.” –Thomas Dunn English

“Within the soul of each Vietnam veteran there is probably something that says ‘Bad war, good soldier.’ Only now are Americans beginning to separate the war from the warrior.”―Max Cleland

“When the peace treaty is signed, the war isn’t over for the veterans or the family. It’s just starting.” — Karl Marlantes

Peace has victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.

Final list of quotes for Veteran’s Day

Honouring these people is the direct responsibility of every US citizen. And it doesn’t matter at what time these people joined the army. We must respect and honor them.

“This is a day we remember the toil, of the blood and the battle on far distant soil. Lest we forget – lest our memories should fade, ’twas our boys that we lost, ’twas a high price they paid.” – Greta Zwaan

“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!” – Sun Tzu

“I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.” – Gary Hart

“The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” — Jeff Miller

“Support our troops!” we cry, but I say, “Love our veterans!” And when he neglects church, take him cookies anyway. Sing him a song. Pet his cat.” – Chila Woychik

“Better than honor and glory, and History’s iron pen, Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.” –Richard Watson Gilder

“Caring for veterans shouldn’t be a partisan issue. It should an American one.” – Jennifer Granholm

“It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”—General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

We recognize and celebrate the heroes all of our veterans, we shall forever be grateful. You inspire and encourage us, your unselfishness, your courage, and your willingness to protect our freedom – no words can express our thanks. Kate Summers

We gather to remember, to honour those who’ve died, And thank God for the vet’rans who still stand at our side. Greta Zwaan, Remember

“Peace has victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.”—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” – Maya Angelou

“Thank you so much for your service to our country. I am very thankful to live in a free country, especially, after traveling abroad and realizing just how amazing it is to be an American. I am grateful to you for your sacrifice and cover you in my prayers. God Bless you and your family!” – Rachel Metcalf

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” — Maya Angelou

Too often when we speak of sacrifice, we speak in generalities about the larger sweep of history, and the sum total of our nation’s experience. But it is very important to remember that every single veteran’s life we honor today was just that — a life — just like yours and mine. A life with family and friends, and love and hopes and dreams, and ups and downs; a life that should have been able to play its full course. President Bill Clinton, 1999

“We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf.”—George Orwell

“When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?” – George Canning

To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations … President Woodrow Wilson

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” — Elmer Davis

“Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.” – Bill Shuster

“But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye.”—Thomas Dunn English

We want to conclude our list of Veteran’s Day quotes with the following great rhyme:

“I have perceived much beauty
In the hoarse oaths that kept our courage straight;
Heard music in the silentness of duty;
Found peace where shell-storms spouted reddest spate.
Nevertheless, except you share
With them in hell the sorrowful dark of hell,
Whose world is but the trembling of a flare,
And heaven but as the highway for a shell,
You shall not hear their mirth:
You shall not come to think them well content
By any jest of mine. These men are worth
Your tears: You are not worth their merriment.” ― Wilfred Owen, “The Collected Poems of Wilfred Owen”

You need to know more

Veterans Day celebrations begin at eleven o’clock, since it was at this time that the agreement on the surrender of Germany was signed. In 1971, a law came into force, according to which it was decided to celebrate Veterans Day every fourth Monday in October, but this government decision did not find its supporters, and a few years later it was decided that since 1978 Veterans Day is officially celebrated again on November 11.

Processions and other special events are held by veterans’ organizations, and the president lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlingtong National Cemetery, located on the west bank of the Potomac River, opposite the central US capital.

The main task of ordinary people is not to forget about this sorrowful day. After all, the war is over only when the last soldier is buried. Even if there are no veterans among your family and friends, learn a few quotes and then say them.

Thus, you can honour their memory. After all, who knows what our world would look like if these people did not give their lives for everything that happens to us now.