Memorial Day may be spent having beach parties and barbecues, but many also take time to remember the reason for this national holiday.
A number of celebrities -- Justin Timberlake, Channing Tatum, Mark Wahlberg and Eva Longoria among them -- took to social media on Monday to thank the men and women who've served in the armed forces.
Read on to see how they paid tribute:
Today we remember our heroes in uniform who made the ultimate sacrifice defending our great nation. Thanks to them we can live freely.— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) May 26, 2014
“The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it." - John F. Kennedy #MemorialDay— Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) May 26, 2014
Happy Memorial Day remembering those who have served in our armed forces. Thank you and God Bless America!!— Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) May 26, 2014
My Uncle Don and Ralph and many other men and woman DIED for our country. These fallen heroes represent the character of our nation. THANK U— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) May 26, 2014
Want to say a prayer for all the men & women who have passed serving this country & the men & women still fighting for our freedom.🙏❤️💙 #md— Nicole Polizzi (@snooki) May 26, 2014
Take a moment today to think about all those that have given their lives in the name of our liberty & freedom. Humbling. #MemorialDay— Zachary Levi (@ZacharyLevi) May 26, 2014
Happy Memorial Day. Thank you to the men and women who serve our country 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/o4FCUSxxQh— Crystal Hefner (@crystalhefner) May 26, 2014
Happy Memorial Day and endless gratitude to our men and women in uniform!!! #freebecauseofyou— Tony Goldwyn (@tonygoldwyn) May 26, 2014