The first celebration of Veterans Day was held in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1947. World War II Veteran, Raymond Weeks organized the “National Veterans Day” that included a parade and other activities for event. The event was held on November 11 and was designated as Armistice Day at the time. In 1954, a bill was passed proclaiming November 11 as Veterans Day and Raymond Weeks was given the Presidential Citizens Medal from President Reagan in November 1982.

Do you know someone who has served our country? Maybe a friend, a neighbor, coworker, or even your dad or grandfather. This coming Veterans Day, let us all take time to honor the ordinary people who have served our country in incredible ways. Here are more than 165 Veterans Day slogans and quotes you can post on social media to demonstrate that you appreciate and valued the sacrifice of service members on this day.

Veteran’s Day Slogans

  • The Flag Waves For You
  • Your Service Means So Much
  • We Are Honored To Have Brave Men Like You
  • Without The Veterans, There Is No Life
  • Life Continuous Only Because Of You
  • Veterans Are A Country’s Jewels
  • Veterans Are Like Precious Diamonds
  • Your Greatness Is In Our Hearts
  • Let Your Courage Move Us
  • Make Us Brave Like You
  • Veterans Are The Nation’s Spirit And Soul
  • Make Me As Brave As You
  • Our Tomorrows Are Brighter Because Of Your Courage
  • Commitment Is In A Veteran’s Blood
  • We Are Tasting Freedom Because Of Your Commitment
  • A Veteran’s Sacrifice Made Us Live Peacefully Now
  • Honor Him Who Sacrificed For The Nation
  • Honor Him Who Fought For The Country
  • Honor Him Who Gave His Life For All
  • Put Him On A Grand Pedestal For His Grand Works
  • Honor Those Who Served
  • Remember The Brave
  • For Those Who Fought For Our Tomorrows
  • For The Brave Who Sacrificed For Our Tomorrows
  • Honoring The Brave Veterans
  • We Bow For Your Greatness
  • Thanking Is Not Enough For The Fight You Won
  • Heroes Of Our Time
  • Heroes Remembered & Honored
  • Valor Is Only For The Chosen Few
  • Can’t Thank You More For Your Acts Of Valor
  • Your Heroic Courage Will Always Be Remembered
  • Your Heroic Courage Will Never Be Forgotten
  • Veterans’ Heroic Courage Makes Life Livable
  • Pedestals For The Heroic Courage You Have Shown
  • Care For All Heroes Of War
  • For Your Acts Of Valor We Praise & Honor You
  • Award Those Who Fought For Us
  • Award Those Who Fought For Valor
  • We Are Not Worthy To Be Your Countrymen
  • Male Life Easy For Our Heroes
  • From Our Heroes’ Blood We Gain Strength
  • With Your Valor, We Have Peace
  • Don’t Forget That They Fought For Us
  • Our Beloved Brave Soldiers Have A Special Place In Our Hearts
  • You Sowed Courage In Us
  • Remember And Appreciate Their Valor
  • Let Me Walk Your Way
  • Without You, Brave Veterans, We Will Not Be Here
  • Make Us Repay Their Service
  • They Did Not Die For Nothing
  • For You, The Brave, We Bow
  • Your Courage Gave Us Freedom
  • Remembering Your Valor For Our Freedom
  • Forever Are We Grateful For Your Greatness
  • Salute To The Nation’s Heroes
  • Let Us Follow Their Footsteps
  • You Have Made Us Proud To Be Americans
  • Thank You For The Fight You Have Won
  • Our Noble Heroes, We Salute & Thank You
  • Thank You For Being The Greatest Examples Of Heroism

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Veteran’s Day Quotes

  • “Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.” – Michel de Montaigne
  • “In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” – Jose Narosky
  • “Lord, bid war’s trumpet cease; fold the whole Earth in peace.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • “This nation will remain the land of the free as long as it is home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis
  • “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell
  • “Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” – Billy Graham

“Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.” – Bill Shuster

  • “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
  • “The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the strong, the brave.” – Patrick Henry
  • “Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form or a readiness to die.” – G. K. Chesterton
  • “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. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” – Winston Churchill

“On this Veteran’s 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

  • “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

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  • “The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.” – Thucydides
  • “The Willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” – Jeff Miller
  • “Courage is resistance to fear -mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain

“The young patriots now returning from war in Iraq and Afghanistan and other deployments worldwide are joining the ranks of veterans to whom America owes an immense debt of Gratitude.” – Steve Buyer

  • “America without her soldiers would be like God without his angels.” – Claudia Pemberton
  • “There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.” – Nick Lampson
  • “I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.” – Bob Riley
  • “The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.” – Minot J. Savage
  • “Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours.” – Wallace Bruce

Veteran’s Day Quotes About Appreciation

  • “How important it is for us to celebrate our Heroes and She-roes!” – Maya Angelou
  • “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
  • “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

“I am proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.” – Lee Greenwood

  • “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
  • “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived.” – George S. Patton Jr.
  • “We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them.” – Francis A. Walker
  • “Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay. But we can honor their sacrifice, and we must.” – Barack Obama

Hug a veteran.

Motivational Veteran’s Day Quotes

  • “The patriot’s blood is the seed of freedom’s tree.” – Thomas Campbell
  • “Never was so much owed by so many to so few” – Winston Churchill
  • “Here men endured that a nation might live.” – Herbert Hoover

“Fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor.” – Michael N. Castle

  • “We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.” – Unknown
  • “Those that die for a good cause hover as a cloud of witnesses over the nation.” – Henry Ward Beecher
  • “On thy grave the rains shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation.” – Thomas William Parsons
  • “The highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.” – George S. Patton Jr.
  • “It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle” – Norman Schwarzkoph Jr.

“The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example” – Benjamin Disraeli

  • “Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.” – Daniel Webster
  • “A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” – Bob Dylan

Happy Veterans Day Slogans

  • You Always Deserve Our Full Respect
  • Risking Your Life Was Indeed Heroic
  • Freedom Enjoyed Now From Your Heroic Sacrifices
  • The Greatest Service To The Nation One Can Give
  • Your Greatness Has Been Molded In Our Hearts
  • Your Humble Fight Will Be Treasured Forever
  • May We Follow Your Courage And Valor
  • For Our Freedom, You Courageously Fought
  • We Are Filled With Pride
  • May We Follow Your Footsteps
  • Your Acts Of Valor Will Never Be Forgotten
  • We Live In Peace Because Of Your Courage
  • We See You In Every Waving Flag
  • Honor & Respect To The Heroes Of This Nation
  • Heartfelt Thanks To The Greatest Heroes Of Our Nation
  • Never Forget Their Fight For Our Freedom
  • Never Forget How They Sacrificed
  • Your Sacrifice Is Embedded In Our Hearts
  • Choose To Remember Their Greatness
  • Choose To Remember How They Fought For Our Freedom
  • Choose To Remember Their Vitality And Valor

Veteran’s Day parade to recognizing the service of our nation’s heroes.

Words You Can Say On Veterans Day

Having trouble finding the right words to tell a veteran who served? Here are some simple ways to express gratitude in words.

  • We owe you our freedom. Thank you to all our Heroic Veterans.
  • You, the nations’ heroes, are our models. May we also be of service to our country.
  • Thank you for your undefeated service.
  • Protection given to us is a great blessing from Heaven. For your courageousness, we are able to experience this freedom. Thank you and Happy Veterans’ Day.
  • We honor all our mighty soldiers not just this Veterans’ Day but all days of the year.
  • Happy Veterans’ Day to the men and women who unselfishly fought for their nation and beloved countrymen.

I am so proud to be the daughter of a soldier who sacrificed his days with his family to be able to fight for our country. Happy Veterans’ Day, Dad.

  • Happy Veterans’ Day to my friends who courageously faced all hardships and dangers in the war zone to keep our nation safe.

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  • To all the veterans, I wish to express my deepest gratitude in the unbelievable tasks you have done to let us enjoy freedom now.
  • Happy Veterans’ Day to all those who fought to preserve our freedom.

To my only brother who gave all, including his life, to help protect our nation, Happy Veterans’ Day. I am very proud of you, Bro!

  • For all the sacrifices you have faced to defend our country, Happy Veterans’ Day!
  • I am forever grateful to those who continuously defend our shores. Happy Veterans’ Day to all of you out there.
  • Thank you for serving our country. Without you, America will not be the America we are enjoying today.

On Veteran’s Day, let’s raise our flags to pay respect to those who have served our country.

Veteran’s Day Taglines

  • The Unforgettable Heroes Who Made Our Nation Great
  • Priceless Acts Of Valor
  • Courage And Commitment In Times Of War
  • Unselfish Service For One’s Country
  • Fight With All Your Might
  • Sacrifice To Serve The Land
  • Sacrifice For A Better Future
  • Remember Their Acts Of Valor
  • Soldiers Give Hope To The Nation
  • Heed To The Call Of Duty
  • They Gave Their All For Our Tomorrow
  • To Honor And Show Our Unlimited Gratitude
  • Heroism Remembered As Time Passes By
  • The Reason The Flag Waves
  • The Reason Peace Is Enjoyed
  • The Reason Freedom Is Here
  • Without These Heroes, We Can’t Taste Freedom
  • Without These Heroes, We Can’t Enjoy Peace
  • Without These Heroes, Flags Will Not Be Waved
  • Remember The Fearless Who Stood Up Front For Us
  • Heroes Who Sacrifice Time For Families To Protect Their Country
  • Honor Those Who Sacrificed Family Time To Save The Nation
  • Thank Those Who Fought To Give You A Good Night’s Rest
  • The Fighter Of Our Nation
  • Our Nation’s Pride
  • The Heroes Of Our Future
  • Moved By Love And Service Of Our Country
  • Heroic Citizens That Serve Our Nation
  • The Military Men That Gave Their All 

Don’t forget to tell a veteran you appreciate them on this day of reflection, gratefulness, and respect for those who served our country.

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