Memorial day was celebrated in the United States of America on the last Monday of May. It is celebrated for remembering and thanking those fallen heroes that died fighting for the country.On this day people visit the grave and honor the heroes by placing American flags on each grave. After that, the US flag is raised to the top of the staff and then lowered to the half staff until noon. Then it is raised to the full staff for the rest of the day. This symbolic as the flag raisers and so is their memory by the living who promise to not let their sacrifice be in vain and continue to fight for liberty and justice for all.
Here are the top 10 memorial quotes for the great heroes.
1.Barack Obama: “On Memorial Day we come together as Americans to let these families and veterans know that they are not alone. We give thanks for those who sacrificed everything so that we could be free. And we commit ourselves to upholding the ideals for which so many patriots have fought and died.”
2.James A.Garfield:“For love of country they accepted death”
3.Michael N. Castle:”These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor – and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.”
4.Thomas William Parsons:“On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation!”
5.Abraham Lincoln: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”
6.Wallace Bruce:“Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours.”
7.Aristotle:“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.”
8.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:They are dead; but they live in each Patriot’s breast,And their names are en graven on honor’s bright crest.
9.Joseph Campbell:“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
10. Winston Churchill: “Never in the history of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”