Memorial Day Quotations  

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We who lie here now pass on to you the torch of freedom. - World War II cemetery in Magraten, Netherlands

War educates the senses, calls into action the will, perfects the physical constitution, brings men into such swift and close collision in critical moments that man measures man. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

He, therefore, who desires peace should prepare for war.  He who aspires to victory should spare no pains to form his soldiers.  And he who hopes for success should fight on principle, not chance. - Vegetius (De rei Militari)

It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it. - General Douglas MacArthur

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender. - Winston Churchill

Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory. - General George S. Patton


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