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Funny Memorial Day Quotes
Funny Quotes about Memorial Day

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137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America's
most cherished patriotic observances.
The spirit of this day has not changed -
it remains a day to honor those who died defending
our freedom and democracy.
- Doc Hastings

Memorial Day remains one of America's
most cherished patriotic observances.
The spirit of this day has not changed -
it remains a day to honor those who
died defending our freedom and democracy.
- Doc Hastings

It's always the generals with the bloodiest records
who are the first to shout what a hell it is.
And it's always the war widows who lead the Memorial Day parades.
- Paddy Chayefsky

Memorial Day this year is especially important as we
are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that
the men and women of the Armed Services make to defend our way of life.
- Robin Hayes


 

As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute
to those who have given their lives in our nation's wars.
- John M. McHugh

While tributes to Americans who had lost their lives
in battle had been held in a number of towns across the nation,
one of the more well-known stories about the beginnings
of Memorial Day is the story about General John Logan.
- John Linder

Since it is not granted to us to live long,
let us transmit to posterity some memorial that we have at least lived.
- E. Joseph Cossman


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The whole memorial is for different senses...
seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling.
I probably would have come up with something different
if I had not lived through it.
- Lawrence Halprin

Here is also to be noted, that the cause of the institution was to be a memorial,
to testify that Christ's body was given,
and his blood shed for us.
- William Tyndale

Memorial services are the cocktail parties of the geriatric set.
- Harold MacMillan

Every memorial in its time has a different goal.
- Maya Lin

In 2003, Congress authorized the construction of a
visitor center for the Vietnam Memorial to help provide
information and educate the public about the memorial and the Vietnam War.
- Dennis Cardoza

The Vietnam memorial is a masterpiece.
The names of the dead are listed there,
chronologically.
Just the names.
- William Westmoreland

Those who first oppose a good work, seize it and make it their own,
when the cornerstone is laid and memorial tablets are erected.
- Edgar Lee Masters

Some will have to cease thinking of the Church as a
memorial association for a deceased clergyman called Christ.
- Stephen Bayne

When the soldiers came home from Vietnam,
there were no parades, no celebrations.
So they built the Vietnam Memorial for themselves.
- William Westmoreland

Memorial Service: Farewell party for someone who already left.
- Robert Byrne

I started studying what the nature of a monument is
and what a monument should be.
And for the World War III memorial I designed a futile,
almost terrifying passage that ends nowhere.
- Maya Lin

The Lincoln Memorial is related to the toga
and the civilization that wore it.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

For famous men have the whole earth as their memorial.
- Pericles

And there's the Victoria Memorial, built as a memorial to Victoria.
- David Dimbleby

I spent some time at White Memorial Medical Center
as a senior medical student doing a rotation in surgery;
however,
I felt I wasn't getting enough time assisting.
- Samuel Wilson

When I was building the Vietnam Memorial,
I never once asked the veterans what it was like in the war,
because from my point of view, you don't pry into other people's business.
- Maya Lin

I deliberately did not read anything about the Vietnam
War because I felt the politics of the war eclipsed
what happened to the veterans.
The politics were irrelevant to what this memorial was.
- Maya Lin

Three years ago the Government announced the creation of Reconciliation Place,
and said that it would include a memorial to those
removed from their families.
However, they refused to include any of those who were
removed in the design of their own memorial.
- Malcolm Fraser

There will be a competition for the memorial.
And then it can be developed with trees,
with planting.
It can become a very beautiful place protected from the streets,
because it is below.
And it can be something very moving and very private.
- Daniel Libeskind

My research, even before 1972, moved in directions
beyond those cited for the Nobel Memorial Prize.
Most of it, in one way or another, deals with information as an economic variable,
both as to its production and as to its use.
- Kenneth Joseph Arrow

Well, I think one doesn't really have to invent this memorial space,
because it is already there.
And it is speaking with a voice and,
you know,
4 million of us came to see the site.
- Daniel Libeskind

Between now and then and I just felt it was ready and
it was a long enough period gone by.
I obviously didn't want to hurt anybody,
you know.
It was done out of a genuine memorial or tribute whatever you want to call it.
- Jack Bruce

After the Great Depression and after public urging,
a nationwide public competition was held to determine
a design for a memorial that would honor President
Thomas Jefferson's bold vision for westward expansion for America.
- Russ Carnahan

It's about how to bring together the seemingly contradictory aspects of the memorial,
which is about a tragedy and how it changed the world,
but also about creating a vital and beautiful city of the 21st century.
- Daniel Libeskind

I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions,
but laws and institutions must go hand in hand
with the progress of the human mind.
As that becomes more developed, more enlightened,
as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered
and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances,
institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times.
- Thomas Jefferson [inscribed in the Jefferson Memorial]

I discovered that Robert Todd Lincoln was there for
each of the first three assassinations.
I wanted to write about the Lincoln Memorial,
so when I found out he had attended its dedication,
that helped focus it further.
- Sarah Vowell

Go ahead, make my day.
- the movie Sudden Impact (1983)

Save a boyfriend for a rainy day -
and another, in case it doesn't rain.
- Mae West

It's not as great a day for the bride as she thinks.
She's not marrying the best man.
- Anonymous

Don't forget Mother's Day.
Or as they call it in Beverly Hills,
Dad's Third Wife Day.
- Jay Leno

I never expected to see the day when girls would get
sunburned in the places they now do.
- Will Rogers

I have a new philosophy.
I'm only going to dread one day at a time.
- Charles M. Schulz

The day I made that statement, about the inventing the internet,
I was tired because I'd been up all night inventing the Camcorder.
- Al Gore

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty.
She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
- Ellen DeGeneres

Give a man one rabbit, and he will eat for a day;
give a man two rabbits, and he will
feed his family and his neighbors
and return you 64,768 rabbits in change.
- Anonymous

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off
until the day after tomorrow what should
have been done the day before yesterday.
- Napoleon Hill

Never put off till tomorrow
what you can do the day after tomorrow.
- Mark Twain

I'm saving that rocker for the day
when I feel as old as I really am.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Most people's historical perspective
begins with the day of their birth.
- Rush Limbaugh

I wish you a magical white rabbit kind of day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Today is probably a good day for something;
but it's a better day for doing nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Really I feel less keen about the Army every day.
I think the Church would suit me better.
- Winston Churchill

This is your day to Laugh at Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That married couples can live together day after day
is a miracle that the Vatican has overlooked.
- Bill Cosby

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older,
I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.
- Bill Cosby

I wish you a tea and jammies kind of day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.
- Winston Churchill

What If Every Day Were Your Day -
Celebrate Whimsey Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

If someone had told me I would be Pope one day,
I would have studied harder.
- Pope John Paul I

Lighten up, have a rainbows and butterflies kind of day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
- Steve Martin

I've developed a new philosophy...
I only dread one day at a time.
- the character Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts comic

Praying is important when you wake up
at two o'clock in the morning
feeling sick from eating something dumb the day before.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

Any idiot can face a crisis.
It's the day-to-day living that wears you out.
- Anton Chekhov

The best thing about the future is
that it comes one day at a time.
- Abraham Lincoln

I wish you a rainbows and butterflies kind of day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May You Dance Lightly With Life, and Have a Whimsical Day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to paint life in bold colors;
set today's rhythm with your heart-drum;
walk today's march with courage;
create today as your celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

My joy is the golden sunset
giving thanks for another day.
Gratitude itself is a source of joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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