As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.
The United States and the freedom for which it stands, the freedom for which they died, must endure and prosper. Their lives remind us that freedom is not bought cheaply. It has a cost; it imposes a burden. And just as they whom we commemorate were willing to sacrifice, so too must we - in a less final, less heroic way - be willing to give of ourselves.
Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.