Veterans Day fell on Wednesday this year.
The annual federal holiday in the United States honors people who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
Several celebrities took to social media to thank those who have worked in the military. Some stars even shared images of their family members who have worked in the military.
Handsome fellow: Jamie Lee Curtis honored her father Tony Curtis on Veterans Day
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Mark Wahlberg was one of the first to post to Instagram. The husband of model Rhea Durham shared a photo of the American flag with a thank you note.
‘Thank you for serving our country with courage and dedication. God bless all of you and your families,’ said the 49-year-old Massachusetts native.
The former rapper has played US soldiers in many films including 2007’s Shooter.
Morning queen: Kelly Ripa of Live With Kelly And Ryan shared a thank you note too
Another look: She posted two images, one from her family and the other from the family of her husband Mark Consuelos (pictured)
The happy couple: Kelly and Mark in a social media post from this summer
Jamie Lee Curtis of Halloween fame also shared her thoughts on social media.
Her father Tony Curtis, who worked with Marilyn Monroe on Some Like It Hot, served in the US Navy and the star shared a photo of him in his uniform.
‘Honoring today the sacrifice of service for love of country,’ began the True Lies actress.
Thanks to the brave: Mark Wahlberg was one of the first to post to Instagram. The husband of model Rhea Durham shared a photo of the American flag with a thank you note
‘For those who served and came home, thank you for your bravery and selflessness. For those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and to their families, we will never forget you,’ added the children’s book author.
She then noted: ‘My father, Tony Curtis, @usnavy. My step father, Robert Brandt, @usmarinecorps.
‘My father-in-law, Peter Guest, @royalcannavy, My friend, Patrick Perkins, @speedyperkins88 @usarmy!’ Curits shared.
His note for fans: And Blake Shelton tweeted, ‘Thankful for those who have served! Grateful for y’all not only today but every day’
Kelly Ripa of Live With Kelly And Ryan shared a thank you note too.
She posted two images, one from her family and the other from the family of her husband Mark Consuelos.
‘These two young men served in the Army and Navy and grew up to be husbands, fathers, grandfathers and American patriots. Thank you Joe Ripa and Saul Consuelos for your service #veterans #veteransday,’ she noted.
And Blake Shelton tweeted, ‘Thankful for those who have served! Grateful for y’all not only today but every day.’
The fiance of The Voice co-star Gwen Stefani added an American flag as well as a hashtag for Veteran’s Day.
President Donald Trump will participate in the Veterans Day observance at Arlington National Ceremony on Wednesday, emerging in public for the first time since his failed reelection bid to take part in the annual presidential rite.
Making a speech: President Donald Trump will participate in the Veterans Day observance at Arlington National Ceremony on Wednesday, emerging in public for the first time since his failed reelection bid to take part in the annual presidential rite; seen in October
Trump has spent the last several days holed up at the White House tweeting angry, baseless claims of voter fraud after his election loss.
He’s made no public comments since President-elect Joe Biden surpassed the 270 electoral votes on Saturday needed to win the presidency. Instead, he has offered a barrage of postings on Twitter alleging unfounded claims of irregularities in voting in several battleground states that went for Biden.
Although his official schedule has been devoid of public events, Trump has made several personnel moves – firing his Defense Secretary Mark Esper and installing three staunch loyalists to top defense jobs. Meanwhile, his legal team has filed a barrage of lawsuits alleging fraud in the battleground states.
The president´s resistance to acknowledging the outcome of the race has stalled the transition process as the head of the General Services Administration, a Trump appointee, has held off on certifying Biden as the winner of the election.
The President Elect: He’s made no public comments since President-elect Joe Biden surpassed the 270 electoral votes on Saturday needed to win the presidency. Seen on Tuesday
The certification – known as ascertainment – frees up money for the transition and clears the way for Biden´s team to begin putting in place the transition process at agencies.
‘I just think it’s an embarrassment, quite frankly,’ Biden said of Trump´s refusal to acknowledge the election results.
From his Twitter account on Tuesday, Trump again raised unsupported claims of ‘massive ballot counting abuse’ and predicted he would ultimately win the race he has already lost. Trump´s tweets were swiftly flagged by the social media network as disputed claims about election fraud.
With the exception of weekend visits to his private golf club in northern Virginia, Trump has remained at the White House since Election Day and last appeared before cameras to deliver a statement six days ago.
His allies on Capitol Hill, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have encouraged the president´s baseless accusations. They signaled they are willing to let Trump spin out his election lawsuits and unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud for the next several weeks, until the states certify the elections by early December and the Electoral College meets Dec. 14.
Trump will be joined at Arlington National Cemetery by first lady Melania Trump as well Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen Pence.
Pence had been scheduled to travel to Sanibel, Florida, Tuesday through Saturday, according to Federal Aviation Administration, but will instead be in Washington on Wednesday. Pence´s office didn´t immediately comment on the status of his trip.
Pence has vacationed on the island along Florida´s Gulf Coast several times previously.