Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj: How Stars Support the Troops

Memorial Day is a time to honor the men and women who have died while serving in our country.

And that’s something the stars are all about. Year after year, Hollywood’s most famous faces take time to pay tribute to our armed forces who continue to sacrifice for the red, white and blue.

From Paris Hilton lending her star power to soirees, to Katy Perry putting on performances, Fergie to raising funds for charities, celebrities have made it cool to salute the troops throughout all the calendar months.

So as your down your summer sangria and your plateful of BBQ, take a moment to commemorate our American war heroes on this holiday — or, at the very least, commemorate how celebrities commemorate them in the gallery above.