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Veterans Day Quotes and Captions

Our Veterans Day quotes and captions recognize the people who made many sacrifices to serve our country.

Not to be confused with Memorial Day, Veterans Day is officially on November 11 every year. In some countries, the holiday is referred to as Remembrance Day.

Veterans Day celebrates the veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, while Memorial Day honors those who have died while in service.

Best thank you veterans quotes and captions.

When is Veterans Day?

November 11 every year is officially Veterans Day. In 2023, it will be observed on Friday, November 10.

Quotes to Honor Our Veterans

  1. A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
    Joseph Campbell
  2. Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
    Michel de Montaigne
  3. There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.
    Nick Lampson
  4. It’s about how we treat our veterans every single day of the year. It’s about making sure they have the care they need and the benefits that they’ve earned when they come home. And it’s about serving all of you as well as you’ve served the United States of America.
    Barack Obama
  5. How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our Heroes and She-roes!
    Maya Angelou
  6. To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.
    Woodrow Wilson

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Good Veterans Day Sayings

Many of these Veterans Day quotes will inspire you.

  1. When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?
    Michel de Montaigne
  2. The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment.
    Judd Gregg
  3. America’s Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.
    John Doolittle
  4. In order to ensure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose.
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
  5. On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.
    Dan Lipinski
  6. America’s trying to do the best for its veterans.
    R. Lee Ermey
  7. We owe our World War II veterans – and all our veterans – a debt we can never fully repay.
    Doc Hastings
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Courageous Veterans Day Quotes

  1. Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.
    Bill Shuster
  2. The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
    Jeff Miller
  3. Well, look at what people are doing for returned veterans now. The wounded warriors. They’re working hard to make the wounded veterans feel that they are loved and welcomed home, unlike Vietnam. It was not a very kind, gentle world then. I think we are kinder and gentler.
    Barbara Bush
  4. Without heroes, we are plain people and don’t know how far we can go.
    Bernard Malamud
  5. We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause.
    Ronald Reagan
  6. Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.
    Mark Twain
  7. Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
    Billy Graham
  8. There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty that makes human nature rise above itself in acts of bravery and heroism.
    Alexander Hamilton

Inspirational Quotes For Veterans

  1. Freedom is never free.
  2. This nation will remain the land of the free only as long as it is home of the brave.
    Elmer Davis
  3. In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
    Barack Obama
  4. Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
  5. How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
    Maya Angelou
  6. 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
  7. Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours.
    Wallace Bruce
  8. America without her soldiers would be like God without his angels.
    Claudia Pemberton
  9. The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.
    Minot J. Savage
  10. Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor also to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as best he can, the same cause.
    Abraham Lincoln
  11. The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
    Jeff Miller
  12. Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
    Michel de Montaigne
  13. Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!
    Sun Tzu
  14. 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.
    Sidney Sheldon

Insights Into Service

  1. True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
    Arthur Ashe
  2. I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
    Nathan Hale
  3. Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.
    Charles B. Rangel
  4. While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms.
    Randy Neugebauer
  5. We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf.
    George Orwell
  6. 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.
    Douglas MacArthur
  7. Our Veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.
    Bill Shuster
  8. Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don’t have that problem.
    Ronald Reagan

Patriotic Duy Quotes

  1. The patriot’s blood is the seed of freedom’s tree.
    Thomas Campbell
  2. Duty, honor, country: Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.
    Douglas MacArthur
  3. The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
    Jeff Miller
  4. The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.
    George Washington
  5. Better than honor and glory, and History’s iron pen, Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.
    Richard Watson Gilder
  6. Peace has victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7. The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.
    G.K. Chesterton
  8. On thy grave, the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation!
    Thomas William Parsons
  9. The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.
    Benjamin Disraeli

Captions For Veterans Day

  1. Honoring all who served.
  2. We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.
  3. Saluting the brave hearts with pride and respect all the way.
  4. We don’t know them all, but we owe them all!
  5. It takes a hero to be one of those men who go into battle.
  6. For all that you did, for all we could not do, thank you!
  7. There are no words to thank our veterans for their selfless service.
  8. All gave some, and some gave all!
  9. Never forget.
  10. Two small words with a very big meaning: Thank You!

Instagram Captions To Recognize Vets

  1. We Salute You!
  2. Heroes are not born. Heroes are made!
  3. Thank you for your service.
  4. Your courage is recognized – we appreciate all you’ve done.
  5. You have our gratitude.
  6. Freedom is not free.
  7. Thank you for your service, hard work, and courage.
  8. Proud veteran.
  9. To all veterans, here are two words but a whole lot of gratitude: Thank You!
  10. Did you ever know that you’re our heroes?
  11. We thank you for paying the price for our freedom.
  12. On this day and throughout the year we honor your courage and commitment to our country.


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Go through the frequently asked questions and facts below for more information about veterans and Veterans Day.

Who are veterans?

Veterans served in the military, including the Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and US Army, during war or peacetime.

When was Veterans Day established?

The Day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1919, the Day WW1 ended. Later, in 1938, Veterans Day became a national holiday. It is meant to pay tribute to American veterans, particularly ones who served the US during war or peacetime.

How do people celebrate Veterans Day?

One of the best ways to celebrate Veterans Day is by giving military-themed gifts to the veterans in your life. These gifts can include specially designed pens, wooden US flags, or bottle openers.

Veterans can enjoy Veterans Day restaurant deals like free dinners at Chili’s, Applebee’s, and California Pizza Kitchens. Breakfast specials are also offered at Golden Corral restaurants.

You can also help out a veteran by hiring them as an employee or in leadership positions. Or, you can offer discounts to veterans in your area.

Finally, you can send some cookies to the veterans currently serving abroad. This can be done through Operation Cookies, which veterans operated to send delicious, home-baked cookies to homesick military personnel.

Facts About Veterans Day

  • There are around 21 million veterans in the US, representing almost 6.5% of the population.
  • During peace, the US military provides disaster relief and humanitarian aid at home as well as abroad.
  • American veterans have served in various minor military conflicts and twelve significant wars.
  • The US, France, Canada, Britain, and Australia celebrate veterans of WWI and WW2 on or around November 11.
  • 26 American Presidents have been veterans.
  • Out of the total 16 million US soldiers who served in WWI, almost 558,000 are still alive.
  • The greatest relief effort in the history of the US was during Hurricane Katrina, which employed nearly 70,000 troops.
  • In Great Britain, Commonwealth countries, and Europe, it is common to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. on November 11.

Veterans Day: The Numbers

  • Every Memorial Day and Veterans Day, Arlington National Cemetery conducts an annual memorial service. This cemetery is home to the graves of more than 400,000 people, a lot of which are veterans.
  • The largest cohort of male veterans served during the Vietnam War period. Conversely, the largest living cohort of female veterans served during the period after 9/11.
  • In 2017, there were over 1.9 million female veterans in the United States.
  • The states with the largest veteran population are California (1.6 million), Texas (1.46 million), and Florida (1.44 million).
  • In 2019, over 11.7 veterans were over 65, accounting for more than 61% of all US veterans.
  • From 1971 to 1977, the Uniform Holiday Bill came into effect. This bill moved Veterans Day from a set date on November 11 to being celebrated on Monday. As a result, this allowed Federal employees to have a three-day weekend.

By Andy Atticus

Andy writes about history, politics, and current events.


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