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Freedom Quotes to Honor Past & Present Veterans this July 4

Sparks fly overhead. Loud bangs fill the air. Sizzles and swirls pop in the sky. Colors streak. Fireworks. What day does this sound like to you? This Independence Day, we fill you with quotes of freedom to honor past and present veterans. Let’s celebrate as Americans this wonderful tradition and be thankful for our veterans and what we have, no matter how little it is or the hard times we face. Now, here are freedom quotes to honor past and present veterans this July 4th.


Thank you for your service.


We have freedom because of our veterans

Our veterans and those soldiers who have fallen in combat are the ones keeping us safe. We are a free country because of their sacrifice overseas and within our nation. They deserve our support. Let’s show it with this uplifting freedom quotes to honor past and present veterans this July 4th.


Inspiring freedom quotes

“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”

– Thomas Jefferson

“The people…are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.”

– Thomas Jefferson, Letter to James Madison, 1787

“He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.”

– Thomas Paine, From The Writings of Thomas Paine, edited by Moncure D. Conway, 1795

“God grant, that not only the Love of Liberty, but a thorough Knowledge of the Rights of Man, may pervade all the Nations of the Earth, so that a Philosopher may set his Foot anywhere on its Surface, and say, ‘This is my Country.”

– Benjamin Franklin, Letter to David Hartley, December 4, 1789

“’Tis a Common Observation here that our Cause is the Cause of all Mankind; and that we are fighting for their Liberty in defending our own.”

– Benjamin Franklin, Letter to Samuel Cooper, 1777

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

– Declaration of Independence, 1776

Freedom quotes to ponder

“Is life so dear, or peaceful so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”

– Patrick Henry, Speech at the Virginia Convention

“The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.”

– Samuel Adams, Article in the Boston Gazette, October 14, 1771

“[T]he general government is not to be charged with the whole power of making and administering laws: its jurisdiction is limited to certain enumerated objects, which concern all the members of the republic, but which are not to be attained by the separate provisions of any.”

– James MadisonFederalist 14, 1787

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