Some great Memorial Day speeches, past and present, that caught our eye.
Best Speeches About Memorial Day
Ronald Reagan’s 1982 Remarks On Memorial Day — Red State
Future President Calvin Coolidge, 1923, “The Destiny Of America” — TeachingHistory.Org
Future Supreme Court Justice And Civil War Veteran Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., “In Our Youth Our Hearts Were Touched With Fire” — Discerning History
President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address — AbrahamLincolnOnline.org
President Lincoln’s Letter To Mrs. Bixby, Who Lost 5 Sons In Civil War — AbrahamLincolnOnline.org
Frederick Douglass: “The Unknown Loyal Dead” — The Atlantic
Gen. (Later President) James Garfield’s Speech On Decoration Day, The First Memorial Day, 1868 — WhatSoProudlyWeHail.org
Recent Presidents On Remembering Our War Dead
President Trump Remarks, Memorial Day 2017 — Time Magazine
President Obama Remarks, Memorial Day 2013 — Politico
Note: Here at Issues & Insights, we wish to thank all of America’s servicemen and women for their bravery, hard work and sacrifice for our nation. Our special gratitude goes to those who, as President Lincoln said in the Gettysburg Address, gave “the last full measure of devotion” to their nation’s preservation by giving their lives in battle. We can never repay them for our hard-won freedom, nor should we ever betray their precious sacrifice on our behalf.