Veterans Day 2011: What Hollywood is Saying

11:22 AM PST 11/11/2011 by Michael O'Connell
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President Obama spoke from Arlington National Cemetery early Friday morning, addressing the troops at home and abroad in honor of Veterans Day.

"My fellow Americans, our troops are coming home," he said. "After a decade of war, the nation we now need to build is our own."

The President recently unveiled his plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq by year's end, so he took the opportunity to encourage those watching to hire them and work with them upon their return.

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He described members of the armed forces as "an unbroken chain of men and women who have served this nation with distinction."

Players in film, television, music and news took to Twitter throughout the day, sharing stories of veterans, giving thanks and expressing hope for a safe return for those still serving. Here's a few of them:

ABC News' Diane Sawyer
To our brave & valorous veterans and their strong families: deepest gratitude, sincerest respect. Happy Veterans Day.

Angela Kinsey (The Office)
Happy Veterans Day to my cousin, Daniel, and the many men and women serving in the US Armed Forces!” amen to that. God bless.

Marlee Matlin (Switched at Birth)
On this Veterans Day, remembering brave men and women past and present who put their lives on the line for us. Thank you all.

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P Diddy
A special thanks to all of our US soldiers. We appreciate you and all that you do to protect our country! Happy Veterans Day!!

Cheryl Burke (Dancing With the Stars)
Happy Veterans Day! Want to thank all the men and women for sacrificing their lives to protect our country.

Stylist Rachel Zoe
Happy Veterans Day everyone! Beyond grateful to all of those who have served and continue to serve for our country. xoRZ

HLN's Nancy Grace
Today, every year, we must stop & remember the men & women who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. #Happy Veterans Day

Olivia Munn (I Don't Know How She Does It)
Today we honor the Veterans who serve to protect us & our country. BUT you are honored EVERY DAY in our hearts! THANK YOU! What. Up.

Ian Harding (Pretty Little Liars)
Happy Veterans day, to all who serve, past or present.

Rihanna
Today is Veterans Day. I would like to send well wishes to the troops for the sacrifices they have made! We thank you dearly! TRUE HEROES!!!

MSNBC's Reverend Al Sharpton
Happy Veteran's Day. Blessings to all of our Veterans.

Lady Antebellum
We want to thank all of our veterans for their duty, support, & love for our country. We honor you today as we kick off our

Robin Roberts (Good Morning America)
Thinking of my dear dad and all the brave Veterans out there. Send us your pics to honor them abcnews.com/veterans #ThankTheVets

Kerry Washington (Scandal)
On this Veterans Day my heart goes out to all of the brave men and women who have served...

Davd Boreanaz (Bones)
Remember all our Past and Present troops today, their efforts, sacrifices and commitment to keep us safe. God Bless and Thank you. #Veterans

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