Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn’t even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
I don’t know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they terrify me.
The Duke of Wellington
The military don’t start wars. Politicians start wars.
William C. Westmoreland
War is hell.
Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman
A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
I will never quit. My nation expects me to be physically harder and mentally stronger than my enemies. If knocked down i will get back up, every time. I will draw on every remaining ounce of strength to protect my enemies and to accomplish our mission. I am never out of the fight.
The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.
Come and take them.
Leonidas of Sparta
We will find a way, or we shall make one.
Those who are victorious plan effectively and change decisively.
Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less.
Robert E. Lee
I have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.
Inscription on the Liberty Bell
The characteristic of a genuine heroism is its persistency. All men have wandering impulses, fits and starts of generosity. But when you have resolved to be great, abide by yourself, and do not weakly try to reconcile yourself with the world. The heroic cannot be common, nor the common heroic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
These things we do that others may live.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.
We make war that we may live in peace.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protestor to burn the flag.
Father Dennis Edward O’Brian, USMC
Thank you, Veterans.