Celebrities Honor Military On Veterans Day 2017

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Veterans Day 2017

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Veterans Day 2017

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Celebrities are honoring former military service members on Veterans Day 2017. See tweets from Hollywood stars below.

Veterans Day, which is recognized each year on November 11, pays tribute to those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. The name “Veteran’s Day” was made official in 1954, with the U.S. previously taking part in observing Armistice Day beginning in 1919. Because this year’s Veteran’s Day falls on a Saturday, the federal holiday was observed by many on Friday. But a number of celebs are taking to Twitter today, to mark the occasion on November 11.

John Cena, for example, tweeted, “Forever grateful for all who have served and sacrificed in the name of inalienable rights.” John Legend said, “Love and gratitude to our veterans on #VeteransDay. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.” Katie Couric wrote, “Forever grateful for all who have served and sacrificed in the name of inalienable rights.” Tiger Woods posted, “Happy Veterans Day to the men & women, including my Pop, who selflessly served our great country and gave us our freedom.”

“My Dad, Edwin Carell is now 92. He was a member of the 100th Infantry during WW2. Purple Heart. Bronze Star. My hero. Thank you to all veterans today,” Steve Carell tweeted. Cobie Smulders said, “Veterans I am grateful to you for your courage and selflessness. Thank you for your service.” Mark Walhberg wrote, “Thank you to all — past and present — who have served.” Eric Stonestreet also posted, “Thank you men and women, past and present, for your dedication to our nation. And thank you families who have lost loved ones in service of our country. My thoughts and gratitude are with you all today.”

Jessica Biel told followers, “Today we honor our Veterans, but the hard truth is 22 veterans commit suicide every day. 1/5 veterans with PTSD struggle with addiction. @HandH_MT is an org that is relentlessly dedicated to changing those stats.” Eva Longoria declared, “Land of the free because of the BRAVE. To all the men and women protecting our country, THANK YOU!” Ryan Seacrest posted, “Happy #VeteransDay to my dad, grandpa and to all the heroes who bravely served our country and fought for our freedom. Thank you.” And Michael Strahan similarly commented, “Want to thank my dad and all veterans for their unselfish service to our country and also want to thank all of the military wives like my mom for their service as well.”

“Thinking of the brave, selfless men and women who serve and have served our country today. We celebrate your service and owe you so much more than our gratitude alone,” Josh Groban said. Reese Witherspoon was one of several stars to share personal family photos, writing, “On this day, I honor my grandfather, my father, my uncle, my aunt & my mother for serving our country in the US military. To all the men and women who proudly serve or have served, thank you.” Australian Keith Urban offered, “Our family’s thoughts, prayers and gratitude go out to all of the men, women AND families of the US Armed Forces on this #VeteransDay.” Alyssa Milano also noted, “It takes a special person to join the military – a person with honor, loyalty, grace, and tenacity. You’ve given so much of yourself for our great country. I appreciate you and all you stand for. Thank you for your many sacrifices.”

Rob Lowe pointed out, “We’d have nothing without them, adding, “Happy #VeteransDayWeekend2017.” Jordin Sparks urged, “Pledge to honor the service & sacrifice of our veterans by joining @DAVHQ’s network of supporters. Thank you so much for all your service!” Josh Duhamel tweeted, “THANK YOU to all our veterans and their families for your service and sacrifices. God bless.” And Jessica Simpson posted, “I am overwhelmed with appreciation for the fiercely loyal dedication of those who have served our country and to those who continue to serve. Thank you to the families for your daily sacrifice. Thank you God for blessing America through the determination of these Men and Women.”

“Want to honor Veterans today? Honor their lives, their religions, sexual preferences and identities, their and their families living conditions, their healthcare, their bodies, and their concerns,” encouraged Mark Ruffalo. Steve Harvey stated, “Thank you and God Bless to the veterans that have served this country.” Bob Saget wrote, “Thanks to all the brave Veterans who serve and have served the U.S. proudly with dedication and honor.” Chris Pratt said, “Our Veterans have earned our support not just today but every day. Join with me in thanking them for their sacrifice.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger expressed, “Thank you to every single veteran. I know that my life wouldn’t be possible without your service, and our country wouldn’t be the greatest without your sacrifice.” Tom Arnold tweeted, “Today I think about my grandpa WW 2 Vet D.B. Arnold. 42nd Rainbow Division Liberated Dachau & he was a Medic. The horror those brave men & women saw…” Leah Remini also wrote, “Thank you to our Veterans for your service and bravery,” while Kristin Chenoweth similarly posted, “A huge heartfelt THANK YOU to all who serve and have served.” And Ariel Winter said, “Honoring those who have served today and everyday. Happy Veterans Day.”

The British Liam Payne told followers, “Remembering all the sacrifices millions of men and women made on our behalf. #LestWeForget #ArmisticeDay.” Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia filmed a video message for the “This Is Us” Twitter account, which also tweeted, “A special thank you to each and every one of our veterans. We appreciate you!” JJ Watt expressed, “To all of the true heroes, thank you.” Shared Chelsea Handler, “Happy Veterans Day. @AmyMcGrathKY is a badass retired Marine and she’s running for Congress in Kentucky. Small contributions add up, so if you have $10 to spare, please give it to Amy. Support this woman. She is the real deal.”

Meghan McCain, whose dad John McCain survived being a prisoner of war, tweeted, “This #VeteransDay we thank all of those who serve so selflessly in the United States Armed Forces. #FreedomIsNotFree and we honor all the sacrifices you and your families have made to defend the country. I love so much.” Former president Bill Clinton wrote, “To our veterans and their families, today and every day: Thank You.” Hillary Clinton said, “Thank you to all who have worn our country’s uniform, and the families who serve with them. Happy Veterans Day.” And in addition to posting a video message, President Trump tweeted, “On this wonderful Veterans Day, I want to express the incredible gratitude of the entire American Nation to our GREAT VETERANS. Thank you!”

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