See Carrie Underwood's Tribute to the Country's Veterans & Their Family Members on Veterans Day

Carrie Underwood paid tribute to the men and women who have served our country in the military, and their families on Veterans Day with a touching tweet

Country music icon Carrie Underwood joined hundreds of other celebrities on November 11, 2020, and paid tribute to the men and women who have served our country in the military.

Carrie reached out on Veteran's Day in recognition of the service and the sacrifices of thousands of veterans, and the families who have stood by them, and suffered through their loved one's absences, and sometimes their loss.

Carrie Underwood at the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards in September 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee | Source: Getty Images

Carrie Underwood at the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards in September 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee | Source: Getty Images

GRATITUDE FOR SACRIFICE

The "Cry Pretty" singer wrote on Twitter on Veteran's Day, which is celebrated throughout the world in several forms on the date the Armistice that ended World War I took effect, at 11:00 am on November 11, 1918, at  Compiègne, France. Carrie wrote with moving simplicity:

"Sending love to our Veterans and their families today.  So grateful for your service and sacrifice. #VeteransDay"

But Veteran's Day doesn't just honor the men and women who lost their lives in the two world wars, it also pays homage to the fallen in every conflict: Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf wars, Iraq, and of course, Afghanistan.

Many more celebrities chose to express their respect and gratitude to our men and woman in services on social media, such as actors Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr, and Chris Evans, and actresses Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon, and Allison Janney among many others.

"Saturday Night Live" comedian Rob Riggle was a pilot in the Marines for 23 years.

CELEBRITY SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN

What many may not realize is that many celebrities have served our country in the military, such as "Blue Bloods" star Tom Selleck who served in the California Army National Guard before taking the role that would make him famous: former Navy SEAL and Vietnam veteran Thomas Magnum.

Chuck Norris really knows what he's doing when he plays those intrepid rescues. He served at Osan Air Base in South Korea for four years, where he trained in martial arts and was made an honorary Marine in 2007.

GOLDEN GIRL WITH A GUN

Beloved "Golden Girls" actress Bea Arthur was a truck driver in the Marine Corps for two years during WWII, and one of the first members of the Women’s Reserve, before becoming an actress.

King of Rock & Roll Elvis Presley drafted in 1957and served in Germany, where he met the love of his life, Priscilla Beaulieu; Humphrey Bogart joined the Navy during World War I, and iconic actor Jimmy Stewart served in WWII in the US Airforce.

STAR WARS FOR REAL

Before taking an actor and taking on the persona of Ben Skywalker, Adam Douglas Driver was  Marine. He joined shortly after 9/11 and attained the rank of Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps before being given a medical discharge.

"Saturday Night Live" comedian Rob Riggle was a pilot in the Marines for 23 years, and "Dancing with the Stars" season 13 winner J.R. Martinez is one of our wounded heroes. He suffered severe burns over 40 percent of his body when his Humvee hit a landmine in Irans. 

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