In between the barbecues and the boats, stars reminds us what Memorial Day is truly about

By Alex Heigl
Updated May 25, 2015 04:20 PM
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Credit: Courtesy Danielle Bradbery

In an age in which, ahem, some of us woke up hungover on Monday, sleepily swiping through Instagram to figure out who had the best filtered pic of a barbecue or fireworks display, it’s easy to lose sight of the meaning of Memorial Day.

On a day dedicated to remembering those who died while serving in the U.S. military, Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington and Joe Manganiello were among the celebs who paused to pay tribute to the troops and remind us just why we take Monday off. //storify.com/peoplemag/celebrity-tributes-to-memorial-day.js?header=none&border=falseView the story “Celebrity Tributes to the Troops on Memorial Day” on Storify