14 Of The Best Celeb Memorial Day Posts, Because They Honor Those Who Fight For Their Freedom

When you hear the words "Memorial Day," what types of events come to mind? If you're like many Americans, you will likely be celebrating by hosting a backyard barbeque, setting off colorful fireworks, or otherwise enjoying the warm weather outside. While parties, enjoying the warm weather, and indulging in greasy food is always fun, it is worth taking pause and remembering what Memorial Day is really all about, like a few of your favorite stars did. Some celebrities honored Memorial Day on social media.

This is not to say that you should not be outside soaking up the sun and waving around your American flag. You should absolutely take the time to take advantage of the holiday (after all, how often do you look forward to a Monday, for crying out loud?). That being said, it is good to keep in mind that some people don't have the luxury of enjoying such a beautiful day—our brave current servicemen and servicewomen and our fallen heroes. And it is really quite simple to do do this. If someone you know is in the army, keep them in your thoughts. If you see a veteran, thank them for their important work in keeping us safe. And if you have a few moments extra to spare, take some time out of your holiday to glance through some of the best celebrity posts about Memorial Day. You'll be glad you did.

Rihanna

Rihanna took a break from being Bad Gal on social media to post this touching tribute to an unnamed grieving widow with her child, mourning the death of her husband in the army.

Pitbull

Pitbull took the time to meet some of our country's heroes face-to-face, and honor them on his Twitter page.

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba shared a personal connection to the army.

Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy shared a heartfelt illustration.

Sam Smith

British-born Sam Smith offered his album to U.S. citizens at a discounted price, in support of the holiday.

Tyson Beckford

Tyson Beckford shared a wonderful homage to the American flag.

Keri Hilson

Keri Hilson paid homage to those who have fallen while fighting for our freedom.

Kid Rock

Kid Rock hung out with some soldiers and obliged them with some fan photos.

Toby Keith

Toby Keith served a sobering reminder of the ultimate sacrifice some soldiers sadly make.

Joe Manganiello

Joe Manganiello posted a dedication to fallen heroes.

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum posed for a sweet group snap with some soldiers.

Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford shared a meaningful throwback photo.

Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl kept it short, sweet, and simple.

Dane Cook

And Dane Cook reminded us what Memorial Day is really all about.