American flagVeterans Day doesn't get the pomp and circumstance of some other holidays. But every year on November 11, we as Americans take the time to recognize the heroes among us. They are the men and women who served in our armed forces. They are the veterans of the United States military.

How do you say thank you to millions of people who have given up years away from friends and family? Pay tribute to people who have risked life and limb so that we can live in the land of the free? Here's a little help -- some of the best quotes about veterans, about patriotism, about heroes.

Number 8 is my favorite, how about you?

 

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