50+ Best Memorial Day Captions and Patriotic Quotes for Instagram

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Oh beautiful, for spacious skies... use these Memorial Day captions and patriotic quotes to celebrate the holiday weekend and honor the brave heroes who fought for our freedoms!

Memorial Day is celebrated annually in the United States of America on the last Monday of May and the holiday weekend is considered by most as the unofficial start of summer. No matter how you choose to celebrate Memorial Day, from a day at the beach to grilling at multiple BBQ’s, it’s important to honor the American heroes who sacrificed their lives for our freedoms. Keep scrolling for the best Memorial Day captions and patriotic quotes to share this Memorial Day weekend:


Best Memorial Day Captions

Honor our heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice by sharing one of these patriotic Memorial Day captions:

  • Home of the free, because of the brave
  • May we never forget freedom isn’t free
  • I like the taste of freedom
  • Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it
  • Oh beautiful, for spacious skies…
  • My country ‘tis of thee, sweet land of liberty
  • All gave some, some gave all
  • Land of the free, because of the brave
  • We don’t know them all, but we owe them all
  • Red, white, and blue

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Memorial Day Quotes for Instagram Day Captions

It’s so important to remember the reason behind Memorial Day…and it isn’t barbecuing! Use these Memorial Day Quotes for Instagram this weekend:

  • “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” —Joseph Campbell
  • “Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.” —Mary Roach
  • “Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” —John F. Kennedy
  • “America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” —Harry S. Truman
  • “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “I love America more than any other country in the world, and exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.” – James A. Baldwin
  • “Never was so much owed by so many few.” – Winston Churchill
  • “Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.” – Calvin Coolidge
  • “Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “From every mountainside, let freedom ring.” -– Samuel F. Smith

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MDW Instagram Captions

Your 3-day weekend will be even better when you step your Instagram captions game up! Use one of these Memorial Day Weekend Instagram captions for all the likes:

  • Let freedom ring!
  • One nation, indivisible
  • God bless America, the land that I love
  • Bravery never goes out of fashion
  • “It’s a party in the USA!” – Miley Cyrus
  • Red, white and brew
  • In memory of many, in honor of all
  • Thank you to the brave men and women who fought for my right to indepen-dance
  • Yankee doodle dandy
  • Time to get star spangled hammered

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Quotes to Commemorate Memorial Day Weekend

While you are celebrating the weekend, don’t forget to respect the men and women who lost their lives for our freedom with one of these Memorial Day quotes:

  • “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived.” —George S. Patton
  • “There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.” —Nick Lampson
  • “In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.” —Barack Obama
  • “No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” —James Allen
  • “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” —Maya Angelou
  • “No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.” – General Douglas MacArthur
  • “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.” – Norman Schwarzkopf
  • “The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” – Jeff Miller
  • “I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.” – Bob Riley
  • “What I can do for my country, I am willing to do.” – Christopher Gadsden
  • “The average American is nothing if not patriotic.” – Herbert Croly
  • “This land was made for you and me.” – Woody Guthrie

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Memorial Day Weekend Captions for the Beach and BBQ’s

It wouldn’t be the unofficial start of summer without a day at the beach! Use these Memorial Day captions for your beach day this weekend:

  • Don’t worry, beach happy
  • Summer begins now
  • All about the sunshine
  • Tans may fade but memories last forever
  • In a summer state of mind
  • Grillin’ and chillin’
  • I like big buns and I cannot lie
  • Life is better under the sun
  • Beach, please
  • Tropic like it’s hot

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