Chris Pratt Shares Moving Memorial Day Tribute

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ star Chris Pratt has always had a soft spot for United States veterans as his brother served in the US Army for more than eight years.

That is why it came as no surprise when the Daily Caller reporter that the ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ star shared a powerful tribute to veterans on Memorial Day.

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Sharing moving pictures of troops and their families mourning lost loved ones Pratt credits to the MMA fighter Tim Kennedy,” he wrote, “Please, look at each one.”

“Pause, give them your consideration,” he said. “America’s exceptional armed forces have altered the course of the world for the better. From the Union Army defeating slave owning confederates, to the Greatest Generation and her Allies vanquishing the Nazis or our special operators hunting down the perpetrators of 9/11.”

Pratt continued, “We count the names of each fallen solider (sic) lest they be countless. They are the good guys. They run to the sound of gunfire. They know pain and suffering we never will. They have given us the most free and decent society planet earth has ever seen. We run the risk of losing that decency when we fail to instill gratitude in the minds of our youth or the perspective of what it actually means to be free- should they never learn of the selfless sacrifice of our armed service members in the face of oppressive evil.”

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“So join me in showing support for our fallen,” Pratt added. “Take a quiet moment to really consider the sacrifice. And if you use the comments section on posts like this to bitch and moan about America please understand there are countries in the world where criticizing your government will get you killed or imprisoned. Criticism is a right and necessity in amending the flawed systems of man. So by all means, let your voice be heard. But never forget your right to free expression is paid for in blood.”

“May God give their souls rest, and may they live in our memories this weekend and always,” he concluded.


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