Veterans Day is often written off as an excuse for a three-day weekend, but that's just not right. Take the time this Veterans Day to actually honor those who have fought for this country, instead — and if you're not sure just how to do that, these quotes about Veterans Day to share on Facebook are a great start.
Now, I love a federal holiday as much as the next gal. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with enjoying a day off from work on Veterans Day. But, there is something wrong with not even taking a moment to acknowledge the millions of U.S. veterans that have served this country with their lives. Even just a moment of silence and reflection for our veterans is a good way to honor their service.
Regardless of whether you know a veteran or not, I can guarantee that the lives of veterans have affected you in ways that are personal and noteworthy. Your freedom wasn't free, and while sharing one of these Veterans Day quotes on Facebook might not seem like a huge gesture, it is still a commendable one.
1. "Twenty-five million veterans are living among us today. These men and women selflessly set aside their civilian lives to put on the uniform and serve us." — Steve Buyer
2. "We can't equate spending on veterans with spending on defense. Our strength is not just in the size of our defense budget, but in the size of our hearts, in the size of our gratitude for their sacrifice. And that's not just measured in words or gestures." — Jennifer Granholm
3. "It is unacceptable that disabled veterans in Illinois rank at the bottom of the list when it comes to disability pay. We owe our disabled veterans more than speeches, parades and monuments." — Dick Durbin
4. "America's veterans deserve the very best health care because they've earned it." — Jim Ramstad
5. "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
6. "It is essential that we provide the best possible care for our wounded and disabled veterans." — Tom Udall
7. "While we can't begin to repay the debt we owe our veterans for their brave service, we can certainly take steps to ease the physical, psychological and financial hardships they may be experiencing." — Kirsten Gillibrand
8. "To honor our national promise to our veterans, we must continue to improve services for our men and women in uniform today and provide long overdue benefits for the veterans and military retirees who have already served." — Solomon Ortiz
9. "You'd have to go a long way to find someone who was more proud and grateful for what our veterans have done for all of us." — Jim Davis
10. "I want people to get involved and to connect with veterans." — Max Martini
11. "When the peace treaty is signed, the war isn't over for the veterans, or the family. It's just starting." — Karl Marlantes
12. "While we can never truly repay the debt we owe our heroes, the least we should do for our brave veterans is to ensure that the government takes a proactive approach to delivering the services and benefits they have earned, so they can access the care they need and so richly deserve." — Kirsten Gillibrand