The crew of the movie “Top Gun: Maverick,” singer John Rich, and other celebrities took the time on Friday to thank veterans “who have served our nation” and sacrificed so much.
Tom Cruise and other cast and crew members of the hit summer blockbuster “Top Gun: Maverick” appeared in a video posted on Twitter with a message that read, “Salute Our Veterans.” The clip included footage of the 60-year-old actor and other stars of “Top Gun” sequel high-fiving and spending time with members of the military.
“Thank you to all those who have served our nation,” the “Top Gun” official Twitter account tweeted. “Happy Veterans Day.”
Thank you to all those who have served our nation. Happy Veterans Day. pic.twitter.com/LPLER9Rnwg
— Top Gun (@TopGunMovie) November 11, 2022
Country music star Joh Rich tweeted, “A special message for our Veterans today #VeteransDay2022.”
“On this Veterans Day, I’d just like to give a big thank you to all of our service men and women for their sacrifice, for their service, for their dedication to our country,” Rich said in a video included in the tweet.
— John Rich🇺🇸 (@johnrich) November 11, 2022
“They are the reason we still have freedom in this country,” Rich added. “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.”
Actor Lou Diamond Phillips tweeted that his respect for veterans starts at home with all who have served in his family.
My deep Respect for Veterans started at home. My father, George, Navy, served two tours in Viet Nam. Thankful that he came home. He exemplified duty, courage and commitment to me. #SupportOurTroops #VeteransDay2022 https://t.co/5E35uWDDnu
— Lou Diamond Phillips (@LouDPhillips) November 11, 2022
“My deep Respect for Veterans started at home,” Phillips wrote. “My father, George, Navy, served two tours in [Vietnam]. Thankful that he came home. He exemplified duty, courage and commitment to me. #SupportOurTroops #VeteransDay2022.”
Those were just some of the music, TV, and movie stars who celebrated those who have fought for this great country. Others can be seen below.
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.https://t.co/djGKexG8oD
— Trace Adkins (@TraceAdkins) November 11, 2022
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— The Oak Ridge Boys (@oakridgeboys) November 11, 2022
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. ❤️
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) November 11, 2022
My father Colby Carter served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. Missing him a little extra today.❤️
Happy Veterans Day 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/43lxJPu4ex
— Lynda Carter (@RealLyndaCarter) November 11, 2022
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) November 11, 2022
We are the land of the free, because of the brave! Thank God for our Veterans. Happy Veterans Day.
— Kevin Sorbo (@ksorbs) November 11, 2022
From ‘Platoon’ to ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ here are 10 films to watch in honor of Veterans Day. https://t.co/Mr6yLvGPrr
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) November 11, 2022
— The Terminal List (@TerminalListPV) November 11, 2022
“For your sacrifice, we thank you,” the official account of “The Terminal List” tweeted. “Today and every day. #VeteransDay.” At the end of the clip we see Pratt saying “God Bless You.”