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Get Patriotic with the 200 Best Memorial Day Captions, Quotes and Messages

Celebrate your country and the first long weekend of the summer by sharing some great photos! To help you out, we have put together a list of all the best Memorial Day quotes, captions and messages for your next post. And if you’re looking for Memorial Day weekend captions for Instagram, we also have you covered.

Now go ahead and browse through to find your favorite.

Best Memorial Day Captions for Instagram

  • Reflecting on the true meaning of freedom
  • A silent salute to our nation’s finest
  • Gratitude never ends for those who gave all
  • Land of the free, because of the brave
  • Yesterday’s heroes, today’s inspiration
  • May their courage live forever in our hearts
  • Cheers to the red, white, and brew!
  • Red, white, and blue, through and through
  • Bravery and sacrifice – the American way
  • Popping gratitude like we pop fireworks
  • The land of free, home of the courageous
  • A toast to those who gave us today
  • Stars, stripes, and belly laughs!
  • Saluting the brave, one Instagram post at a time
  • Remember their stories; cherish their lives
  • Land of the free because of the brave
  • Gratitude for the ones who paved our way
  • Serving up a double dose of patriotism and charm
  • Marching to the beat of the snack table.
  • Our memories as deep as the ocean
  • Whispering thank you to the winds
  • Wearing my pride like it’s the new summer trend
  • The land of the free, because of the brave
  • Bravery never fades. Neither does our remembrance
  • Reflecting in the glow of the brave
  • Silent prayers for the voices we miss
  • Every end of the day is a tribute to their new dawn
  • Family, fireworks, and freedom giggles.
  • Flipping burgers and saluting heroes.
  • Every day, we enjoy the freedom they fought for
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  • Wrapped in the flag, carried by our hearts
  • BBQ and freedom, that’s my kind of party
  • Remembering the heroes we’ve lost
  • Waves of patriotism over calm waters
  • Our hearts remember what our eyes have never seen
  • Their stories are echoes of true patriotism
  • Our stars shine because of the stars we lost
  • Their legacy lives on in our freedom
  • Honoring the brave, one pun at a time.
  • Saluting the brave with a side of slaw.
  • Memorial Day: More like Yes-Terday!
  • Honoring the stars of our stripes
  • Remembering courage, celebrating valor
  • Forever indebted to our fallen heroes
  • Kicking off summer with remembrance and respect
  • Peace was their mission, memory is their reward
  • Home of the free because of the brave
  • Liberty blooms in our hearts today
  • Celebrating liberty and memories for life
  • A small tribute to those who gave everything
  • A day to reflect on courage and sacrifice
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  • Counting our blessings, naming them one by one
  • Land of the free, home of the clever captions
  • Heroes reside in our history and hearts
  • Let freedom ring… after this burger, please!
  • Never miss a moment to thank a hero
  • Heroes never die; they live on in our memory
  • Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed
  • Gallantry and sacrifice: the threads of our nation’s fabric
  • Picnics with a side of patriotism!
  • Stripes and stars in the summertime breeze
  • Honoring the brave, always in our hearts
  • Sun’s out, guns out… and by guns, I mean hot dogs.
  • Freedom is the thread in the fabric of our nation
  • Roll out the red, white, and brew
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  • Sunsets that promise a free tomorrow
  • Stars, stripes, and everything nice
  • Sunscreen and solemnity? Only on Memorial Day.
  • Liberty looks good on you, America
  • Tailgates, tributes, and big brave hearts
  • A toast to the ones who gave it all
  • To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die
  • Remembering the heroes with every wave of the flag
  • Honor sparkling brighter than fireworks
  • Always remember, forever grateful

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of May Captions, Spring Captions, Summer Captions, Fireworks Captions, 4th of July Quotes and 4th of July Captions.

Short Memorial Day Captions

  • Courage lives on
  • Brave
  • Remember and honor
  • Freedom never looked so good
  • Glory
  • United we stand in tribute
  • Freedom rings louder today
  • Peaceful skies, thankful hearts
  • Homage to the brave
  • Peace, thanks to the brave
  • Courage
  • Salute
  • Liberty’s guardians
  • Glory lives forever
  • No words, just honor
  • Tanks a lot to our troops!
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  • Floaties and fightin’ spirit!
  • Proud to be an American
  • Hot dogs and honor!
  • For the heroes
  • Sea to shining sea of gratitude
  • Their legacy lives on
  • Eternal gratitude
  • Freedom
  • Pride and remembrance
  • Heroes make this view possible
  • Tribute
  • Beaches, bashes, and bravado!
  • United we stand
  • Remembering with pride and honor
  • Liberty
  • Grateful
  • Stars, stripes, sacrifice
  • Service
  • Memories of valor
  • Liberty and hashtags for all
  • Heroic
  • Heroic hearts remembered
  • Freedom isn’t free
  • Valor
  • A toast to the brave every day
  • Barbecues with a side of bravery
  • Honor
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  • Old glory, timeless beauty
  • Remember
  • Salute to the fallen
  • Unity
  • Soft murmurs of freedom’s song
  • Serving sass and remembrance.
  • Flavor of freedom: BBQ sauce.
  • Brave hearts never fade 🇺🇸
  • Grateful every day
  • Grill, baby, grill!
  • Gratitude looks beautiful on us
  • Never forget, forever grateful
  • Solidarity
  • Some gave all for our tomorrow
  • Resilience
  • Blue skies painted with valor
  • Sacrifice
  • A day to remember in full color
  • Pride
  • Camo coolers and comic relief

Memorial Day Messages

  • Heroes live forever in the land they protected
  • For love of country, they accepted the call
  • To the protectors of our nation’s heart, we salute you
  • Land of the free, because of the extraordinary
  • Honoring the courage that protects our tomorrows
  • Saluting the guardians of our freedom
  • In reverence for those in eternal patrol
  • Freedom isn’t free, today we remember
  • Gratitude to the brave for the peace we enjoy
  • We walk in the light of their incredible sacrifice
  • Battles may end, but legends live on forever
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  • Their bravery writes the history of our nation
  • Walking freely because of those who walked before us
  • Peace is the gift from those who fought tirelessly
  • ‍Remembering the brave, in the land of the free and the home of the brave
  • Forever indebted to the warriors of liberty
  • Love for the nation, built on the sacrifices of heroes
  • In their honor, we stand united and strong
  • Every star in our flag narrates a story of valor
  • Their courage writes our history. Thank you, heroes
  • Our silent prayers for the sentinels of peace
  • Gathering in memory of the soldiers who dreamed of home
  • For those who served with valor, our respect is eternal
  • Sacrifice that never goes out of fashion. Forever honored
  • To the guardians of liberty, we owe our today
  • With pride, we remember their undying spirit
  • Remembering those who gave everything for liberty
  • Reflecting on courage, commitment, and sacrifice
  • United we stand, honoring the courage of fallen heroes
  • Heroes never fade, their legacy is eternal courage
  • Honoring the heroes who served to hold our flag high
  • Remember, rejoice, reflect. Thanking those who served
  • A salute to those who gave it all for freedom
  • Bold stripes, bright stars, brave hearts
  • Bravery is the inheritance we received from our heroes
  • Footsteps of heroes, paving the path of freedom
  • Celebrating the spirit of American heroism
  • Gratitude to every service member, past and present

Memorial Day Quotes

“We must dare to be great.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.” – Mary Roach

“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.” – Anonymous

“I got to fight on till I leave here, and I hope I leave some footprints.” — Mattie Jones

“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” — James Allen

“Think about the past and consider the sacrifices men and women in the military have made for us.” – Gary G. Wetzel

“The legacy of brave men and women who have fought and died for their country is the freedom we enjoy as Americans.” – Lucian Adams

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“The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.” — Benjamin Disraeli

“Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.” — Michel de Montaigne

“The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.” — W.E.B. DuBois

“In valor there is hope.” — Tacitus

“It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.” — Abraham Lincoln

“Courage is found in unlikely places.” — J.R.R. Tolkien

“You will never do anything in this world without courage.” – Aristotle

“Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, Blossomed by the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“The patriot’s blood is the seed of freedom’s tree.” — Thomas Campbell

“Our own heart, and not other men’s opinions, forms our true honor.” — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just one step at a time.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” — Nathan Hale

“America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” – Harry S. Truman

“Freely we serve, because we freely love, as in our will to love or not; in this we stand or fall.” — John Milton

“Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.” — Colonel David Hackworth

“Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.” — Napoleon Hill

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”― Thomas Campbell

“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” — Bob Dylan

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell

“Americans may not only pay tribute to our honored dead but also unite in prayer for success in our search for a just and lasting peace.” — John F. Kennedy, “Prayer for Peace,” Memorial Day 1962

“Every post is honorable in which a man can serve his country.” — George Washington

So that is it for our list of Memorial Day Captions for Instagram. We hope you found the perfect one!

Now go share your photo!

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About the Author

Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

And it doesn’t matter if you are travelling, celebrating a special occasion or just appreciating day-to-day life, when you take that perfect photo you are going to need the perfect caption or quote before you share it. Which is why we started Routinely Shares, providing comprehensive lists of quotes and captions to cover every occasion, adventure or loved one.

With extensive experience as a travel writer, social media specialist and grant writer, I have made it my mission to curate the best and easiest to use lists for your next post.

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