Some Veterans Day quotes are "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them" by John F. Kennedy and "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" by Sidney Sheldon. Veterans Day quotes thank veterans for their services to the country.Continue Reading
Soldiers risk their lives for the country, and civilians honor their sacrifices during Veterans Day, which is an official federal holiday that is typically celebrated on Nov. 11. Often confused with Memorial Day, Veterans Day celebrates the service of all military veterans, while Memorial Day commemorates those who died while in the service of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Inspirational Veterans Day quotes remind Americans that the freedom enjoyed today is due to the sacrifices of members of the military. Veterans Day celebrations also remind the young of their patriotic duty to protect the country and uphold values such as liberty, equality and fraternity.
The main ceremony starts promptly at 11 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery, where a wreath is laid at the Tomb of the Unknowns. The ceremony continues with a parade of various veterans organizations and speeches from dignitaries inside the Memorial Amphitheater. The Veterans Day National Committee chooses several regional sites where Veterans Day ceremonies are also held.Learn more about Holidays