10 Quotes Inspired by Purple Heart Medal Recipients

10 Quotes Inspired by Purple Heart Medal Recipients

by meredith whiten, August 1, 2015

The Purple Heart is a medal awarded to any member of the U.S. armed forces who are either wounded or killed in combat. On August 7th each year we honor the immeasurable sacrifices these Americans made for our country. This is an excellent day to reach out to friends and family of purple heart recipients or their loved ones. Let them know you are remembering them, specifically.

Here are 10 quotes about courage and strength and remind us that legacies never die.


Purple Heart Medal quote: Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened. --Billy Graham Purple heart medal quotes: "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it." -Nelson Mandela The Bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet not withstanding, go out to meet it. --Thucydides The brave men did not kill dragons. The brave men rode them. The brave die never, though they may sleep in dust, their courage nerves a thousand living men. Purple heart medal quotes about bravery: No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. --Calvin Coolidge Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at its testing point. -- C.S. Lewis Purple Heart quote #8: With bravery and strength they serve. With dignity and pride they stand. With courage and hope they fight. The life they live is dangerous, treacherous--rough and hard going, but when the fog clears, they are the ones who still stand. 9) I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. --Nathan Hale 10) When you go home, tell them of us and say, "For your tomorrow, they gave their today."


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