200 Armed Forces Day Quotes Celebrating Our Heroes

Armed Forces Day Quotes: Celebrating Our Heroes

Celebrate Armed Forces Day with heartfelt quotes honoring the bravery and dedication of our military heroes. These quotes are perfect for sharing on social media or in personal messages.

Armed Forces Day is a special day to honor the men and women who serve in the military, protecting our freedoms and keeping our country safe. 

Armed Forces Day Quotes

We have compiled a list of quotes of 200 quotes across 20 categories, each containing 10, to celebrate their bravery and dedication. 

These quotes are perfect for sharing on social media, writing in cards, or simply reflecting on the sacrifices made by our armed forces.

Patriotic Quotes for Armed Forces Day

  1. “The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree.” – Thomas Campbell
  2. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell
  3. “We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.” – Winston Churchill
  4. “The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” – Jeff Miller
  5. “America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels.” – Claudia Pemberton
  6. “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
  7. “Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.” – Unknown
  8. “Freedom is never free.” – Anonymous
  9. “In valor, there is hope.” – Publius Cornelius Tacitus
  10. “Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.” – G.K. Chesterton

Inspirational Quotes for Armed Forces Day

  1. “It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
  2. “We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.” – Unknown
  3. “Soldiers can sometimes make decisions that are smarter than the orders they’ve been given.” – Orson Scott Card
  4. “The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.” – Minot J. Savage
  5. “The only easy day was yesterday.” – U.S. Navy SEALs
  6. “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.” – Norman Schwarzkopf
  7. “When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow, we gave our today.” – John Maxwell Edmonds
  8. “Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.” – George S. Patton
  9. “Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.” – Omar N. Bradley
  10. “Fortune favors the brave.” – Terence

Thank You Quotes for Armed Forces Day

  1. “Thank you for the sacrifices you and your family are making. Our nation is forever grateful.” – Unknown
  2. “For your bravery, hard work, and dedication to our country, we thank you.” – Unknown
  3. “We owe our World War II veterans – and all our veterans – a debt we can never fully repay.” – Doc Hastings
  4. “The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. The highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.” – George S. Patton Jr.
  5. “There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.” – Gen. James H. Doolittle
  6. “Thank you for defending our freedom.” – Unknown
  7. “We are the home of the free because of the brave.” – Unknown
  8. “To all those who have served, and those who continue to serve… Happy Armed Forces Day!” – Unknown
  9. “With gratitude for your service to America on Armed Forces Day.” – Unknown
  10. “Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Thank you!” – Unknown

Motivational Quotes for Armed Forces Day

  1. “He loves his country best who strives to make it best.” – Robert G. Ingersoll
  2. “No guts, no glory.” – Major Gen. Frederick C. Blesse
  3. “Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.” – Gen. Douglas MacArthur
  4. “Some goals are so worthy, it’s glorious even to fail.” – Unknown
  5. “The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.” – Abraham Lincoln
  6. “The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.” – Gen. George S. Patton
  7. “Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.” – George Washington
  8. “Victory usually goes to the army who has better-trained officers and men.” – Sun Tzu
  9. “Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.” – Winston Churchill
  10. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine

Quotes Honoring Sacrifice on Armed Forces Day

  1. “Their sacrifice was great, but not in vain. They live in our hearts, with us they remain.” – Unknown
  2. “No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.” – Gen. Douglas MacArthur
  3. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:13
  4. “The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.” – Benjamin Disraeli
  5. “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.” – Harry S. Truman
  6. “The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit that freedom to their children.” – William Havard
  7. “The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.” – Minot J. Savage
  8. “We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we may always be free.” – Ronald Reagan
  9. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell
  10. “They fell, but o’er their glorious grave, floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.” – Francis Marion Crawford

Quotes for Families of Armed Forces Members

  1. “The families of our military men and women are a critical support network.” – General Richard Myers
  2. “Behind every strong soldier, there is an even stronger family who stands by them, supports them, and loves them with all their heart.” – Unknown
  3. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell
  4. “Families serve too.” – Unknown
  5. “The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” – Jeff Miller
  6. “Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” – Billy Graham
  7. “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.” – Dr. Seuss
  8. “Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay, but we can honor their sacrifice.” – Barack Obama
  9. “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
  10. “To all the military families who make the sacrifice of staying behind while their loved ones serve, thank you.” – Unknown

Bravery Quotes for Armed Forces Day

  1. “Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.” – Omar N. Bradley
  2. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain
  3. “Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.” – Publilius Syrus
  4. “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne
  5. “Bravery never goes out of fashion.” – William Makepeace Thackeray
  6. “In war, there is no substitute for victory.” – Gen. Douglas MacArthur
  7. “The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison
  8. “The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave.” – Ronald Reagan
  9. “Bravery is not the absence of fear but action in the face of fear.” – Mark Messier
  10. “True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.” – Alfred North Whitehead

Quotes for Veterans on Armed Forces Day

  1. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell
  2. “The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” – Jeff Miller
  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. “Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world. A veteran doesn’t have that problem.” – Ronald Reagan
  5. “The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.” – George S. Patton Jr.
  6. “Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.” – Gen. Douglas MacArthur
  7. “We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.” – Unknown
  8. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell
  9. “Never was so much owed by so many to so few.” – Winston Churchill
  10. “To our men and women in uniform, past, present, and future, God bless you and thank you.” – Unknown

Quotes for Fallen Heroes on Armed Forces Day

  1. “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.” – Harry S. Truman
  2. “For love of country, they accepted death.” – James A. Garfield
  3. “The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.” – Benjamin Disraeli
  4. “The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.” – Minot J. Savage
  5. “We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we may always be free.” – Ronald Reagan
  6. “The hero dead cannot expire: The dead still play their part.” – Charles Sangster
  7. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell
  8. “They fell, but o’er their glorious grave, floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.” – Francis Marion Crawford
  9. “No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.” – Gen. Douglas MacArthur
  10. “To those who have given their lives for our freedom, we salute you.” – Unknown

Quotes from Military Leaders for Armed Forces Day

  1. “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived.” – Gen. George S. Patton
  2. “The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.” – Gen. George S. Patton
  3. “Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.” – G.K. Chesterton
  4. “The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.” – George S. Patton Jr.
  5. “Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.” – George Washington
  6. “Fortune favors the brave.” – Terence
  7. “Victory usually goes to the army who has better-trained officers and men.” – Sun Tzu
  8. “There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.” – Walter Reuther
  9. “The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.” – Abraham Lincoln
  10. “We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.” – Archilochus

Quotes for Armed Forces Day Celebrations

  1. “Celebrate the brave, honor the sacrifice, and respect the service. Happy Armed Forces Day!” – Unknown
  2. “Today, we honor those who made a commitment to serve our country. Happy Armed Forces Day!” – Unknown
  3. “Let us celebrate our heroes, both past and present. Happy Armed Forces Day!” – Unknown
  4. “Join us in celebrating the bravery and dedication of our armed forces. Happy Armed Forces Day!” – Unknown
  5. “Today, we celebrate our heroes. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.” – Unknown
  6. “Let us honor the courageous souls who protect our nation. Happy Armed Forces Day!” – Unknown
  7. “Celebrate freedom, celebrate bravery, celebrate our armed forces. Happy Armed Forces Day!” – Unknown
  8. “Today, we salute those who serve to protect our freedom. Happy Armed Forces Day!” – Unknown
  9. “On this Armed Forces Day, we honor the heroes who defend our liberties.” – Unknown
  10. “Celebrate our soldiers, their service, and their sacrifice. Happy Armed Forces Day!” – Unknown

Historical Quotes for Armed Forces Day

  1. “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” – Thomas Jefferson
  2. “Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  3. “Posterity, you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.” – John Quincy Adams
  4. “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” – Ronald Reagan
  5. “We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.” – Winston Churchill
  6. “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.” – Harry S. Truman
  7. “The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.” – Abraham Lincoln
  8. “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived.” – Gen. George S. Patton
  9. “No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.” – Gen. Douglas MacArthur
  10. “The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree.” – Thomas Campbell

Quotes for Social Media on Armed Forces Day

  1. “Honoring all who served. #ArmedForcesDay” – Unknown
  2. “Thank you to the brave men and women who protect our freedom. #ArmedForcesDay” – Unknown
  3. “Freedom isn’t free. Today, we honor those who paid the price. #ArmedForcesDay” – Unknown
  4. “Join us in saluting the brave souls who serve our country. #ArmedForcesDay” – Unknown
  5. “Celebrate the courage and dedication of our armed forces. #ArmedForcesDay” – Unknown
  6. “On this Armed Forces Day, we remember and honor the brave. #ArmedForcesDay” – Unknown
  7. “To all who serve, thank you for your sacrifice. #ArmedForcesDay” – Unknown
  8. “We honor those who serve to keep us safe. #ArmedForcesDay” – Unknown
  9. “Saluting the heroes who defend our freedom. #ArmedForcesDay” – Unknown
  10. “Proud to honor our armed forces today and every day. #ArmedForcesDay” – Unknown

Quotes for Military Families on Armed Forces Day

  1. “To the families who stand by their soldiers, thank you.” – Unknown
  2. “A family’s love and support is the backbone of a soldier’s strength.” – Unknown
  3. “Military families make the greatest sacrifice. Thank you.” – Unknown
  4. “The strength of a soldier is in the love and support of their family.” – Unknown
  5. “Thank you to the families who sacrifice so much for our freedom.” – Unknown
  6. “A soldier doesn’t fight alone; their family is with them every step of the way.” – Unknown
  7. “Behind every soldier, there is a strong and loving family.” – Unknown
  8. “Military families serve too. Thank you for your strength and support.” – Unknown
  9. “To the families who sacrifice so much for our freedom, we salute you.” – Unknown
  10. “The strength of our nation lies in the strength of our military families.” – Unknown

Quotes for Soldiers on Armed Forces Day

  1. “A soldier doesn’t fight because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” – G.K. Chesterton
  2. “The soldier’s heart, the soldier’s spirit, the soldier’s soul, are everything.” – Gen. George S. Patton
  3. “A true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” – G.K. Chesterton
  4. “Soldiers can sometimes make decisions that are smarter than the orders they’ve been given.” – Orson Scott Card
  5. “The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers.” – Gen. George S. Patton Jr.
  6. “A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  7. “Soldiers usually win the battles and generals get the credit.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  8. “The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers.” – George S. Patton Jr.
  9. “Soldiers are not to be judged by their appearance.” – Sun Tzu
  10. “The soldier’s heart, the soldier’s spirit, the soldier’s soul, are everything.” – George S. Patton

Quotes for Service Members on Armed Forces Day

  1. “The service members who protect our freedoms deserve our utmost gratitude.” – Unknown
  2. “To all who serve, thank you for your dedication and bravery.” – Unknown
  3. “Service before self, dedication beyond measure.” – Unknown
  4. “A nation is only as strong as the service members who defend it.” – Unknown
  5. “For your service and sacrifice, we honor you.” – Unknown
  6. “The strength of a nation lies in its service members.” – Unknown
  7. “To those who serve and protect, thank you.” – Unknown
  8. “Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.” – Unknown
  9. “We are forever grateful for the service members who defend our freedom.” – Unknown
  10. “For your courage and commitment, we honor you.” – Unknown

Quotes for Military Personnel on Armed Forces Day

  1. “To all the military personnel who serve our country, thank you.” – Unknown
  2. “Your bravery and dedication inspire us all.” – Unknown
  3. “For your service and sacrifice, we honor you.” – Unknown
  4. “The strength of our nation lies in the strength of our military personnel.” – Unknown
  5. “Thank you for your commitment to our freedom and security.” – Unknown
  6. “Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.” – Unknown
  7. “To those who serve and protect, thank you.” – Unknown
  8. “We are forever grateful for the military personnel who defend our freedom.” – Unknown
  9. “For your courage and commitment, we honor you.” – Unknown
  10. “To all the military personnel who serve our country, thank you.” – Unknown

Quotes for National Guard on Armed Forces Day

  1. “The National Guard is America’s home team.” – Unknown
  2. “Thank you to the National Guard for your service and sacrifice.” – Unknown
  3. “For your dedication to our nation’s safety, we honor you.” – Unknown
  4. “The National Guard stands ready to protect and serve.” – Unknown
  5. “To the brave men and women of the National Guard, thank you.” – Unknown
  6. “The National Guard is always ready, always there.” – Unknown
  7. “For your service and sacrifice, we honor you.” – Unknown
  8. “The National Guard: Defending our freedom and protecting our communities.” – Unknown
  9. “Thank you to the National Guard for your commitment to our nation’s safety.” – Unknown
  10. “The National Guard: Protecting our freedom, serving our nation.” – Unknown

Quotes for Reservists on Armed Forces Day

  1. “Thank you to the Reservists who serve our country with dedication and bravery.” – Unknown
  2. “For your commitment to our nation’s security, we honor you.” – Unknown
  3. “Reservists are the backbone of our military strength.” – Unknown
  4. “Thank you for your service and sacrifice.” – Unknown
  5. “The strength of our nation lies in the dedication of our Reservists.” – Unknown
  6. “For your courage and commitment, we honor you.” – Unknown
  7. “Thank you to the Reservists who serve our country with dedication and bravery.” – Unknown
  8. “The Reservists stand ready to protect and serve.” – Unknown
  9. “For your dedication to our nation’s safety, we honor you.” – Unknown
  10. “The Reservists: Always ready, always there.” – Unknown

Quotes for Coast Guard on Armed Forces Day

  1. “The Coast Guard: Always ready to protect and serve.” – Unknown
  2. “Thank you to the Coast Guard for your service and sacrifice.” – Unknown
  3. “For your dedication to our nation’s safety, we honor you.” – Unknown
  4. “The Coast Guard stands ready to protect our waters and our nation.” – Unknown
  5. “To the brave men and women of the Coast Guard, thank you.” – Unknown
  6. “The Coast Guard: Protecting our waters, serving our nation.” – Unknown
  7. “For your service and sacrifice, we honor you.” – Unknown
  8. “The Coast Guard: Defending our freedom and protecting our coasts.” – Unknown
  9. “Thank you to the Coast Guard for your commitment to our nation’s safety.” – Unknown
  10. “The Coast Guard: Protecting our freedom, serving our nation.” – Unknown

Conclusion 

By using these quotes, you can pay tribute to the bravery and dedication of the men and women who serve in our armed forces. 

Let us honor their service and remember their sacrifices this Armed Forces Day and every day.

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