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  • Notable Hollywood personalities celebrated Veterans Day on social media
  • Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon, and more paid tribute to the veterans online
  • Gabrielle Union acknowledged Marcelite J. Harris in her Veterans Day post 

Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon and other Hollywood stars celebrated Veterans Day by paying tribute to the men and women who have served in the armed forces.

Washington shared an endearing message for her father, Earl, on Instagram, thanking him for serving the country.

“Yesterday I asked my dad what it meant to him when someone says, ‘Thank you for your service.’ He said it means everything because it was the honor of his lifetime to serve this country. So to all the Veterans out there, including my fave Veteran, thank you for your service. We salute you today, and every day,” Washington wrote on Instagram.

Witherspoon marked the special occasion by remembering her Grandpa Jimmy and Grandma Dorothea on social media. The “Big Little Lies” star shared that her grandpa served in the Army, while her grandma served a vital role in the lives of two other veterans.

“Remembering my Grandpa Jimmy who served and my grandma Dorothea who raised two men who served in the US Air Force and the US Navy. God Bless all the soldiers who fight for our freedom and keep this country safe. And God Bless all the military families who wait for them to come home. #veteransday,” Witherspoon wrote.

Similarly, Kevin Bacon paid tribute to the soldiers by sharing a TikTok video on his official Twitter account. In the clip, three soldiers can be seen dancing to Kenny Loggins’ hit track “Footloose.” Along with the video, the actor wrote that the people of America “owe a debt of gratitude” to the men and women in uniform.

“On this #VeteransDAy we honor those who have served our country. We owe you a debt of gratitude Thank you for fighting for our freedoms. And don’t think for one second that these heroes don’t also have moves. You guys nailed it,” Bacon wrote on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Gabrielle Union celebrated the special day by honoring Marcelite J. Harris, the first Black female major general in the U.S. military on the micro-blogging platform.

“In honor of #VeteransDay, today’s #WCW is Marcelite J. Harris, the 1st black female major general in the US military. She became the 1st female aircraft maintenance officer & one of the first 2 female commanding officers. We honor her today & every day for her service,” Union stated.

Here are more tributes from other celebrities:

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