Now in its one hundred and forty-ninth year (established formally as a national holiday in 1868), Memorial day honors those who have died in military service to the United States. Based on several traditions, including those of Freed slaves immediately after the American Civil War, it has become the official start of Summer season in the U.S., but it remains a solemn occasion, especially for those who have lost loved ones in military service.
So it is that like many fellow citizens, celebrities took to social media today to commemorate the fallen. Tributes ranged from the solemn, to (in the case of rap music superstar Pitbull) somewhat weird, but all thanks those who died defending the country. Read on for a sampling of Memorial Day thanks and tributes from the entertainment community.
Thank you to all the courageous men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice defending what we stand for#HonorAndRemember #MemorialDay
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 29, 2017
Just a reminder that #MemorialDay is not about car sales, mattress sales or furniture sales. It's about our soldiers and their families
— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) May 29, 2017
— Jonathan Frakes (@jonathansfrakes) May 29, 2017
— Tony Robbins (@TonyRobbins) May 29, 2017
— Pitbull (@pitbull) May 29, 2017
— Pee-wee Herman (@peeweeherman) May 29, 2017
— David Hayter (@DavidBHayter) May 29, 2017
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) May 29, 2017
— Dulé Hill (@DuleHill) May 29, 2017
We honor those that gave their lives so we can live. One nation under God. Indivisible. With liberty and justice for all. #MemorialDay
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 29, 2017
Honoring the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to America. Home of the free, because of the brave. #MemorialDay????????
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2017