Celebrities Take To Social Media To Honour Memorial Day 2017
The holiday marks a national day of remembering the men and women who have died serving their country.
Taking some time out from their A-list lifestyles, stars paid tribute to all those who have lost their lives.
‘Chained to the Rhythm’ star, Perry, marked the occasion on Instagram with a heartfelt post.
Posting to her 65 million followers, the 32-year old expressed,
“Memorial Day is always a powerful reminder to put aside our small concerns and petty grievances, and allow ourselves to be humbled by the magnitude of the sacrifices made for us by our Veterans and their families,”
“I am continually grateful to all our men and women in service now, and the job they do… protecting our freedom.”
❤️🇺🇸Memorial Day is always a powerful reminder to put aside our small daily concerns and petty grievances, and allow ourselves to be humbled by the magnitude of the sacrifices made for us by our Veterans and their families. I am continually grateful to all our men and women in service now, and the job they do—day in and out, often far from home and loved ones—protecting our freedom. I bow my head and my heart, and I thank them. "The greatest casualty is being forgotten" is the motto of the Wounded Warrior Project, and I encourage you to make any contribution you can whether it be monetary, your time or simply spreading the word. There are several other organizations that provide different services for our veterans and their families, check them out below today and see which one touches your heart: @wwp @the_22_project @sofwarriorfnd 🇺🇸❤️ (Wounded Warrior Project link in bio)
Former Disney star, Hilary Duff, also posted to Instagram to show her respects, saying,
“Thank you to our troops. Thank you to all the families that brave the world alone with their fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, wives, and husbands serving our country. Many lives have been lost and we will be eternally grateful for your sacrifice.”
And the US President, Donald Trump, consequently spoke out on Twitter to pay tribute to America’s troops.
“Honoring the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to America. Home of the free, because of the brave. #MemorialDay,”
“Thank you, God bless your families & God bless the USA!”
Today we remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving. Thank you, God bless your families & God bless the USA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2017
But Hollywood actors Chris Pratt and John Krasinski raised awareness for Memorial Day in a different way.
The pair teamed up to take part in the ‘Murph Challenge’; an exercise challenge consisting of a mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats and finished off with another mile run.
It’s to raise awareness and funding for the LT. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation.
“Today we remember and honor each of the brave men and women who gave their lives for us.”
— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) May 29, 2017
Another celebrity to speak out on the all-important day was WWE star John Cena.
He called it “a day of remembrance and appreciation”.
A day of remembrance and appreciation for ALL who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our inalienable rights #happymemorialday
— John Cena (@JohnCena) May 29, 2017
Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth, also took to Twitter to show her support.
The 48-year old aptly wrote, “Your courage is our strength”.
— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) May 29, 2017
Talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres, is another A-lister to recognise the importance of Memorial Day.
“I’ve got heart eyes for all of those who gave so much for our freedom.”
I’ve got heart eyes for all of those who gave so much for our freedom. Thank you for your service. pic.twitter.com/XyAaCNj9dK
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 29, 2017
And former President, Barack Obama, was sure to voice his admiration for the military.
“Forever grateful for the service and sacrifice of all who fought to protect our freedoms and defend this country we love.”
Forever grateful for the service and sacrifice of all who fought to protect our freedoms and defend this country we love. pic.twitter.com/y7IQltbEz9
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 29, 2017