The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans' organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.
The Veterans Day National Committee also selects a number of regional sites for Veterans Day observances throughout the country. From stirring parades and ceremonies to military exhibits and tributes to distinguished veterans, these events serve as models for other communities to follow in planning their own observances.
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Enjoy the movie, Great Quotes from Great Leaders, with timeless wisdom from world famous leaders from all walks of life that will encourage you on Veterans Day and each day!
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
It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. ~Author unknown, sometimes attributed to M. Grundler
In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. ~José Narosky
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis
But fame is theirs - and future days On pillar'd brass shall tell their praise; Shall tell - when cold neglect is dead - "These for their country fought and bled." ~Philip Freneau
Freedom is never free. ~Author Unknown
I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot. ~Gary Hart
When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? ~George Canning
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
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul. ~Michel de Montaigne
I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, "Mother, what was war?" ~Eve Merriam
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. ~Cynthia Ozick
Lord, bid war's trumpet cease; Fold the whole earth in peace. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! ~Maya Angelou
When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them. ~Chinese Proverb
The most persistent sound which reverberates through men's history is the beating of war drums. ~Arthur Koestler, Janus: A Summing Up
The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war. ~Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die. ~G.K. Chesterton
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world. ~William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, much later adapted to "So shines a good deed in a weary world" by David Seltzer for the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
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, Notebook, 1935
"Every day is a bonus": Veteran's Day November 2009 in DC.
I dedicated this page to my late father, Robert R. Finley. He served our country in USA Navy during the World War II and the Korean Conflict. Thank you, Dad , for your service to our country. God Bless you and God Bless the USA!