Several NFL players and coaches took to social media on Memorial Day to honor the servicemen and women in the U.S. Armed Forces and the sacrifices they make on our behalf.

Below is a sampling of the many who shared their thoughts:

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt:

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll:

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen:

New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan:

Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate:

Pro Football Hall of Famer and Denver Broncos general manager John Elway:

Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson:

Eagles defensive end Chris Long:

Saints running back Mark Ingram:

Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph: