Veterans Day was celebrated Monday as a way to pay respect to the Veterans who have proudly served our country and many stars took the opportunity to post their gratitude.

Veterans were celebrated by many today, and some celebrities took today to thank the veterans in their own families. Reese Witherspoon took to Twitter to share her thankfulness for the veterans in her life. The Big Little Lies star posted, “As a little girl, I grew up on US Military bases around the world. Today, I would like to extend my gratitude to all the military families out there who are making huge sacrifices for our country. I am grateful for you all.”

Witherspoon was one of many stars who shared a similar message today. Chris Pratt posted a photo of his brother, Cully, to Instagram. “This is my older brother Cully #happyveteransday,” he shared with a message about his brother’s service in the army. “Today I celebrate Cully, as well as my cousin Curtis, Uncle Steve, Uncle Skip, second Cousins, Joey, Ryan, and Alex, besties Jared and Jeffrey.”

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This is my older brother Cully. #happyveteransday I always wanted to be exactly like him. We were the same size despite our three year difference in age so as a kid I would wear the same clothes he wore, literally the day after he wore them- picking them up off the floor in his room. 🤷🏼‍♂️ What can I say? He knew how to match and I liked the smell. One day his friends started to notice and he kindly urged me to wear my own clothes. He is a good big brother. He’s always led with love. Growing up we wrestled for hours every day and smashed every bit of furniture in the house but never actually fought. He taught me everything. He put up with me and my incessant hyperactivity and forced his friends to do the same. I say all this to point out that he’s a real person. And the more we can look at our veterans for who they are, actual people, with siblings and parents, with children and funny pasts- the more we can approach our relationships to them with compassion and understanding. My brother didn’t join the army because he wanted to be Rambo. He joined because it was an opportunity for a hard nosed kid who couldn’t afford college, somebody who wanted to get the hell out of his small town and probably wanted his own clothes. We have the greatest armed forces the world has ever seen. It’s made up of real people who joined for myriad reasons. Brave men and women who sacrifice a whole hell of a lot. Today is their day. So celebrate a veteran today. Today I celebrate Cully, as well as my cousin Curtis, Uncle Steve, Uncle Skip, second Cousins, Joey, Ryan and Alex, besties Jared and Jeffrey, all those I’ve fished for hunted with, those who’ve blessed me with their challenge coins as I’ve encountered them on press junkets and in my travels, the many in the film industry working both in front of and behind the cameras. To those currently serving and those out thanks for your service. We appreciate you! 🙏♥️🇺🇸

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Katy Perry shared a short and sweet message, thanking her father for his service. “Veterans have a big place in my heart, starting with my dad. Happy Veterans Day and thank you for your service today and every day.” the singer wrote on Instagram.