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"Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices."
-President Harry S. Truman

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Below, we gathered some of our favorite quotes from thought leaders who were able to capture the collective memory of wartime and the gratitude to veterans who served:

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.John F. Kennedy

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. - Joseph Campbell

The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. - Benjamin Disraeli

The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit that freedom to their children. - William Havard