Memorial Day is a chance to recognize the sacrifice made by those who have given their lives in the name of defending America. To show their patriotic spirit, celebs spent the three-day weekend enjoying family, friends and freedom. Here's a look at how the stars celebrated, as shown in their own Instagram pics!
Many stars took to the beach with friends to commemorate the federal holiday, including Vanessa Hudgens, who rocked a retro-hippy look while catching some rays with her pals.
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Britney Spears, her kids -- Jayden and Sean -- and some of their friends spent the day at a beach-side palatial estate enjoying the luxury pool and then frolicking in the sand and surf.
A lot of stars used the holiday to spend time with their kids. Mariah Carey took her kids, Moroccan and Monroe, to Disneyland, while Jessica Alba took her daughters, Honor and Haven, to see the ocean.
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Comedian Amy Schumer took to the high seas on a boat to celebrate the special day, but didn't appear to be having the best time. "I'm a blast at sea," Schumer ironically captioned the Instagram pic.
Meanwhile, others stars opted to keep things more low-key for their observance of Memorial Day. Justin Bieber rocked a fedora and a white dinner jacket with no shirt over swim trunks while talking on his phone and standing at the edge of an infinity pool.
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Lena Dunham chose to stay at home with her "girl gang," reading Innocents and Others by Dana Spiotta, and Giving Up the Ghost by Hilary Mantel.
As for Ryan Seacrest, the former American Idol star seemed to be really proud of his holiday-themed patriotic socks.
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Blac Chyna also showed off some clothing, but was more interested in showing off some skin, when she rocked a super low-cut champagne gown during her Memorial Day festivities. Check out the video below for a look at the model's steamy, cleavage-baring style.