Remembrance Day will be observed on November 11th, 2021, across the United Kingdom and Commonwealth.
The annual memorial commemorates armed forces members who have died in the line of duty.
It is observed on November 11th to mark the end of World War One, which ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” in 1918.
People often pause for a minute of silence at 11am on Remembrance Day and wear poppies, which grew on the battlefields after World War One ended.
If you want to honour Remembrance Day on social media, here are 33 powerful quotes to share…
REMEMBRANCE DAY QUOTES
- “They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them.” – Laurence Binyon
- A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell
- “Praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear.” – William Shakespeare
- “Lest we forget.” – Rudyard Kipling
- As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F Kennedy
- In Flanders fields the poppies blow. Between the crosses, row on row. That mark our place; and in the sky. The larks, still bravely singing, fly.” – John McCree
- If I should die, think only this of me. That there’s some corner of a foreign field. That is forever England. There shall be. In that rich earth a richer dust concealed.” – Rubert Brooke
- “The living owe it to those who no longer can speak to tell their story for them.” – Czeslaw Milosz
- “Never was so much owed by so many few.” – Winston Churchill
- This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis
- “The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.” – Minot J. Savage
- “Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.” – G.K. Chesterton
- “Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.” – Douglas MacArthur
- “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Thomas Campbell
- “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” – Maya Angelou
- “Their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.” – Daniel Webster
- “Fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor.” – Michael N. Castle
- “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell
- “A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” – Bob Dylan
- “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” – G.K. Chesterton
- “The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.” – Benjamin Disraeli
- “But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument today, and for aye.” – Thomas Dunn
- “There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.” – Nick Lampson
- “Fortune favors the brave.” – Terence
- “Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours.” – Wallace Bruce
- “If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
- “No man is a man until he has been a soldier.” – Louis de Bernières
- “We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf.”- George Orwell
- “Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.”- Mary Roach
- ”No guts, no glory.” – Major Gen. Frederick C. Blesse
- “Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.” – Winston Churchill
- “Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste death but once.” – William Shakespeare
- “Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca