Celebs Pay Tribute to Service Members on Memorial Day

From Captain America to Luke Skywalker, Twitter was full of thanks to America’s armed forces.

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.