These days all we seem to hear coming out of Hollywood is bad news. But we think these stars deserve to be celebrated — those are the ones who served in the military.
In honor of that, we found these celebrities who jumped in and defended their country before they shined on the big screen. After all, any day is a great day to celebrate our veterans and those who serve. (SLIDESHOW: Emily Ratajkowski’s Sexiest Moments From 2016)
Several names surprised us like rapper-turned-actor Ice-T, who served four years in the United States Army and was stationed in Hawaii before he went on to have a successful career in Hollywood. (RELATED: 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Kate Upton [SLIDESHOW])
Less of a surprise were men who are already legends, like James Earl Jones and Don Rickles. Did you know that Don Rickles joined the Navy right out of high school at the age of 18 and served on the USS Cyrene during World War II?
Check out this list and help us celebrate these heroes!