• Chris Pratt recalled special operators hunting perpetrators of 9/11
  • Pratt noted the pain and suffering of the soldiers 
  • The actor will be seen in "Thor: Love and Thunder" next year

Chris Pratt took to his Instagram on Sunday to share some heart-wrenching photos to commemorate the heroism of America's brave men on Memorial Day.

The actor sourced the images from the profile of the former mixed martial artist and current soldier Tim Kennedy. Pratt encouraged netizens to look at each photo closely to give them "consideration."

"America’s exceptional armed forces have altered the course of the world for the better," the "Guardians of the Galaxy" star captioned. "From the Union Army defeating slave owning confederates, to the Greatest Generation and her Allies vanquishing the Nazis or our special operators hunting down the perpetrators of 9/11."

"We count the names of each fallen soldier lest they be countless. They are the good guys," he added. "They run to the sound of gunfire. They know pain and suffering we never will."

The 41-year-old actor noted that these soldiers have provided us with the "most free" and "decent society" on this planet.

"We run the risk of losing that decency when we fail to instill gratitude in the minds of our youth or the perspective of what it actually means to be free- should they never learn of the selfless sacrifice of our armed service members in the face of oppressive evil," he continued. "So join me in showing support for our fallen," he urged. "Take a quiet moment to really consider the sacrifice."

The actor also noted that there are many countries that imprison or kill their citizens for criticizing their government.

"And if you use the comments section on posts like this to bitch and moan about America please understand there are countries in the world were criticizing your government will get you killed or imprisoned," he wrote.

Pratt went on to explain criticism and wrote, "Criticism is a right and necessity in amending the flawed systems of man. So by all means, let your voice be heard. But never forget your right to free expression is paid for in blood."

"May God give their souls rest, and may they live in our memories this weekend and always," he concluded.

Pratt is currently busy filming thriller drama, "The Terminal List" for Amazon Prime Video. The actor shared a behind-the-scene photo with real-life Navy Seals on Instagram in April. The actor will also feature in the highly-anticipated, "Thor: Love and Thunder," which is slated to release on Feb. 11, next year.

Chris Pratt plays one of two brothers on a botched quest to bring back their dead father with an obscure spell in the film "Onward"
Chris Pratt plays one of two brothers on a botched quest to bring back their dead father with an obscure spell in the film "Onward" GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Frazer Harrison