Honoring Veterans Day
Guardians Of The Galaxy actor Chris Pratt took to Instagram to post a heartfelt tribute to those who have served in the armed forces for Veterans Day, particularly his older brother, Cully. Clearly Cully was a great sibling to the goofy Pratt.
"This is my older brother Cully. #happyveteransday I always wanted to be exactly like him. We were the same size despite our three year difference in age so as a kid I would wear the same clothes he wore, literally the day after he wore them - picking them up off the floor of his room. What can I say? He knew how to match and I liked the smell. One day his friends started to notice and he kindly urged me to wear my own clothes. He is a good big brother. He always led with love. Grown up we wrestled for hours every day and smashed every bit of furniture in the house but never actually fought. He taught me everything. He put up with me and my incessant hyperactivity and forced his friends to do the same."
A Brother In The Armed Forces
After singing the praises of Cully as a kid, he moves on to Cully as a man. In particular, as a man who has dedicated his life to America's military.
"I say all this to point out that he’s a real person. And the more we can look at our veterans for who they are, actual people, with siblings and parents, with children and understanding. My brother didn’t join the army because he wanted to be Rambo. He joined because it was an opportunity for a hard nosed kid who couldn’t afford college, somebody who wanted to get the hell out of his small town and probably wanted his own clothes. We have the greatest armed forces the world has ever seen. It’s made up of real people who joined for myriad reasons. Breave men and women who sacrifice a whole hell of a lot."
That Classic Pratt Charm
The Jurassic World star brought his classic Pratt charm to the post, getting specific about other family members and coworkers who have served.
"oday is their day. So celebrate a veteran today. Today I celebrate Cully, as well as my cousin Curtis, Uncle Steve, Uncle Skip, second cousins Joey, Ryan, and Alex, besties Jared and Jeffrey, all those I’ve fished for hunted with, those who’ve blessed me with their challenge coins as I’ve encountered them on press junkets and in my travels, the many in the film industry working both in front of and behind the cameras. To those currently serving and this out thanks for your service. We appreciate you!"
Fans Loved To See It
Pratt's fans loved to see this tribute, thanking him for his words and Cully for his service.
"The world doesn't deserve the Pratts. You're the best"
"I love this. My little sister is currently deployed. She the absolute light of both my daughters lives, they’re so proud of her!"
"Nothing is better than family. I thank your veterans for their service. And your family as well, for the families sacrifice just as much as the service members themselves"
The best response, though, was from Cully himself: "Dude..that made my allergies start up...whoever wrote that for you needs a raise!"
Chris responded with "I take it all back," so it's probably safe to assume that the Thanksgiving holidays will be full of familial ribbing.