Happy Veterans Day! Today we honor the courageous members of our country’s military. Justin Timberlake, Kerry Washington, and more paid tribute to vets. See gracious tweets!
Despite the country’s huge divide after one of the most controversial elections, many celebrities and Americans took a break from protests and angry comments to show support to the thousands of men and women who courageously fought in our nation’s armed forces on Veterans Day, on Nov. 11.
Justin Timberlake, 35, shared a sweet message to the troops on Twitter. “Thank you to ALL the women, men, and their families who have served to protect our freedom. I honor you today and EVERY day,” JT tweeted. Kerry Washington, 39, also showed love on social media, saying ,”To all those who have serves – my father included – and those who continue to do so today, we honor you this #VeteransDay,” she wrote. SO sweet!
Thank you to ALL the women, men, and their families who have served to protect our freedom. I honor you today and EVERY day! #VeteransDay
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) November 11, 2016
To all those who have served – my father included – and those who continue to do so today, we honor you this #VeteransDay 🙏🏾
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) November 11, 2016
Other celebrities including Kris Jenner, 61, Olympic champion Simone Biles, 19, and Gilmore Girls star Milo Ventamiglia, 39, posted heartfelt photos, some even depicting loved ones they knew who served! Milo posted a throwback pic of his father who served in the Vietnam in 1968. OMG, how amazing! Simone shared a pic of a vet who had lost a leg in the war, while Kris shared a beautiful tribute post.
— Milo Ventimiglia (@MiloVentimiglia) November 11, 2016
— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) November 11, 2016
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) November 11, 2016
THANK YOU to the men and women of our armed forces (and their families!) for your bravery, strength and service. #VeteransDay
— Mark Wahlberg (@mark_wahlberg) November 11, 2016
Happy Veterans Day to all who have served and protected our country 🇺🇸
— Justine Skye (@JustineSkye) November 11, 2016
Recently, MANY Americans have been loudly using their voice. Let us not forget those who've fought to give us that freedom #VeteransDay
— John Cena (@JohnCena) November 11, 2016
To the men and women in our military, Thank you for your service. You are loved. You are appreciated. ❤️ #VeteransDay
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 11, 2016
— Garth Brooks (@garthbrooks) November 11, 2016
— Maci BookoutMcKinney (@MaciBookoutMTV) November 11, 2016
Tremendous thank you and endless gratitude to all of our veterans and their families. Today and every day.
— Courteney Cox (@CourteneyCox) November 11, 2016
Mark Wahlberg, 45 — who has often played the role of a veteran in many of his action movies — along with John Cena, 39, and Kylie Jenner’s, 19, BFF Justine Skye, 21, also paid tribute to the troops on Twitter. “THANK YOU to the men and women of our armed forces (and their families!) for your bravery, strength and service. #VeteransDay,” Mark tweeted.
The celebration in honor of our veterans continues in Washington D.C. at the Arlington National Cemetery. After President Obama, 55, laid down the wreath in front of the tomb of the unknown soldiers, the Commander-in-Chief delivered his final Veterans Day address. Many parades, including one in New York City have erupted in honor of the troops as well.
Happy Veterans to all of the vets and their families! We thank you for your service and bravery!
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