Recently, American actor Chris Pratt commemorated Veteran’s Day, reminding Americans that the freedoms we enjoy in the United States should not be taken for granted. Pratt pointed out that military veterans have been the foundation for America’s freedom throughout our nation’s history.
Pratt took to social media, where he honored the men and women who have fought and died for the United States of America. “Happy Veterans Day! Today, we salute the men and women in uniform who have volunteered to step into harm’s way to protect our way of life,” Pratt said in a post on X.
The actor noted that while America isn’t perfect, certainly not in this trying time under the Biden administration, it is arguably the greatest nation in the history of humanity based on our founding principles that have endured. “Every nation on Earth has problems, including ours. However, the United States of America, the grand experiment built on the foundation of liberty, justice, and freedom, is as close to perfection today as any country has been in history,” he added.
Pratt expounded upon the liberties and freedoms we enjoy in America that so many around the world are not afforded, stating, “Yet, we are still far away. If you want to disagree, you can do so loudly, free from violence or imprisonment. That’s America—the town square where ideas can be shared and debated! Unfortunately, that is not the case around the globe, where dissent is met with violence and imprisonment.”
The Guardians of the Galaxy actor reminds us that these fundamental God-given rights we are granted from birth as U.S. citizens must be cherished. To give thanks for our liberty and personal freedom, Pratt instructs us to thank a veteran as they “paved the way” for our nation’s existence.
“Do not take that for granted. It’s each of our civic duty to drive this nation closer to perfection. In my opinion, that starts with showing gratitude to those who paved the way and to those who serve and finding a way to be of service ourselves. Thank a Veteran today. The freedoms we often take for granted, our shot at the American Dream—we owe it to the valorous acts of warriors in uniform. Don’t forget that. Okay, Dad! We get it! #VeteransDay,” he concluded.
Happy Veterans Day! Today, we salute the men and women in uniform who have volunteered to step into harm's way to protect our way of life. Every nation on Earth has problems, including ours. However, the United States of America, the grand experiment built on the foundation of… pic.twitter.com/wFkg58FpEG
— Chris Pratt (@prattprattpratt) November 11, 2023
Various other celebrities posted Veteran’s Day messages honoring the heroes in our military. Country singer Craig Morgan released a statement calling Americans to pay their respects to the brave service members in our military.
“It’s a very special day to celebrate those who served,” Morgan said. “I always tell people, when you’re out there barbecuing on that weekend, when you’re on your boats or in your backyard picnic, just remember we get to do the things that we do in this country — and I’ve been in almost 90 different countries — I’ve never stepped foot in one that celebrates the freedoms that we do.”
“So remember that this Veterans Day. Remember we’re drinking, kicking back, watching games, drinking beers and barbecuing because there are people who may not be able to do that,” Morgan emphasized.
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