Veterans Day 2018 – A photo album of memories

Veterans Day 2018


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Every day is Veterans Day at VA. To all those who have served, and those serving today, we thank you for your service. Here is a photo album of Veterans Day events across America and across the ages.

 

Vietnam Memorial Wall

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. General Douglas McArthur

 

Child holding on to his parent

We owe our World War II veterans – and all our Veterans – a debt we can never fully repay.Doc Hastings

 

Man in wheelchair at WWII Monument

We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give and we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause. President Ronald Reagan

 

Airman giving a child a high 5

Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself, that you have more power than you are now using. President James A. Garfield

 

Soldiers, Airman, Sailors, Marines saluting soldiers with raised swords

The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone. It is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Patrick Henry

 

Retired U.S. Air Force Major John Bartine

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

 

Dog tags

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

 

Child welcomes home US Military troops at the airport

The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation. President George Washington

 

WWII Veteran

We are the land of the free because we are the home of the brave. Unknown

 

Two people hugging

Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. Adlai Stevenson

 

Veteran holding and waving small flag to welcome home US Troops

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 Norman Schwarzkopf

 

US Navy - US Flag folding ceremony

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

 

US Soldier Playing Taps

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. President Harry S Truman

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