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Videos: ‘Top Gun’, other celebs send Veterans Day messages

Tom Cruise as Capt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in "Top Gun: Maverick." (Scott Garfield/Paramount Pictures/TNS)
November 11, 2022

Celebrities, as well as the crews of popular films and tv shows, took to Twitter on Friday to show their gratitude for the men and women of the United States military in recognition of Veterans Day.

“Top Gun,” starring Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise, tweeted, “Thank you to all those who have served our nation. Happy Veterans Day.”

Singer John Rich posted a video message for Veterans Day on Twitter.

“Hey everybody, it’s John Rich here. And on this Veterans Day, I’d just like to give a big thank you to all of our servicemen and women for their sacrifice, for their service, for their dedication to our country,” Rich said. “They are the reason we still have freedom in this country. They are the reason we still have a right to pursue happiness, to chase the American dream.”

“They’re the reason for everything good that we have in this country. They have kept it alive and well for all of us. So on this day, we honor you, we support you, we love you guys, keep up the great work and just know how much we appreciate you,” he continued. “Happy Veterans Day.”

Country singer Trace Adkins tweeted his song “Still A Soldier” and wrote, “On #VeteransDay, we take time to honor the men and women in the armed forces, past and present. Join me in saying thank you to our veterans for all they have sacrificed to serve our nation.”

Actor William Shatner tweeted, “To all our wonderful veterans, we thank you for your sacrifice and service. We are remembering you today whether it be called Veterans Day, Armistice Day or even Poppy Day.”

Marvel Entertainment tweeted, “This #VeteransDay, we honor those who served” with a photo of Captain American and the American flag.

Actor Kevin Sorbo tweeted, “We are the land of the free, because of the brave! Thank God for our Veterans. Happy Veterans Day.”

“The Terminal List” starring actor Chris Pratt tweeted, “For your sacrifice, we thank you. Today and every day. #VeteransDay.”