“Uncommon valor was a common virtue.” – Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz

“Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue.” – Vice Admiral Richmond K. Turner

“They fought together as brothers-in-arms. They died together and now they sleep side by side. To them, we have a solemn obligation.” – Admiral Chester W. Nimitz

“Every man loves liberty, yet when it is in his absolute grasp, he hesitates to take hold of it.” – Colonel Harry B. Liversedge

“In all my years in the Marines, I have never seen such a display of courage and competence as I have witnessed on Iwo Jima.” – General John Cushman

“This was the moment when ordinary men became extraordinary.” – Unknown

“The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a marine corps for the next five hundred years.” – James Forrestal

“They gave their today for our tomorrow.” – Unknown

“Victory was never in doubt. Its only cost was blood, tears, and lives.” – General Holland Smith “These men who are so proud of this island… were not fighting because they were necessarily patriots. They were fighting for their buddies, those in the hole with them.” – Sergeant John Basilone

“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” – José Narosky

“So they’ve got us surrounded, good! Now we can fire in any direction, those bastards won’t get away this time.” – Chesty Puller

“Marines die, that’s what we’re here for. But the Marine Corps lives forever. And that means YOU live forever.” – Gunnery Sergeant Hartman FRIENDSHIP NEVER GET TOO ATTACHED TO ANYONE QUOTES

“The battle belonged that morning to the thin wet line of khaki that dragged itself ashore on the channel coast of France.” – Ernie Pyle

“The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.” – George Washington

“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.” – Douglas MacArthur

“When one falls, another takes his place, and the flag is held high.” – Unknown

“Sometimes it takes a wrong turn to get you to the right place.” – Mandy Hale

“We’re surrounded. That simplifies our problem of getting to these people and killing them.” – Chesty Puller

“The worst condition in the world is being a prisoner of war.” – Chesty Puller

“We do not win wars by making deals.” – John F. Kennedy

“A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.” – George S. Patton

“You cannot exaggerate about the Marines. They are convinced to the point of arrogance that they are the most ferocious fighters on earth – and the amusing thing about it is that they are!” – Father Kevin Keaney

“The American flag is the symbol of our freedom, national pride, and history.” – Mike Fitzpatrick

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