Dolly Parton Honors Veterans Day with Glorious Throwback Pic

by Evan Reier

Veterans Day is about celebrating and honoring those who have served, and that is not lost on country music icon Dolly Parton.

The 75-year-old took to social media on Thursday to reach out and share her gratitude.

“Happy #VeteransDay to all our wonderful military personnel that have served our country,” Dolly Parton wrote. “Photo by: @annieleibovitz for @VanityFair June 1991.”

Smiles abound and Dolly looking as Dolly as ever, it’s just an all-around classic. The photo is a rather famous one of Parton, with the indomitable Annie Leibovitz behind the camera. A little bit of research will tell you that the photo was taken at Fort Hood in Eileen, Texas.

Many fans and veterans responded in turn, such as @too_survivor who couldn’t help be jealous.

“Lucky Airforce SOBs. Why couldn’t you visit a Marine Corps base in 1991. Respectfully, An ex Marine. Look at those smiles though. :-)”

Another user highlighted that the photo reminds her of better times.

“I absolutely love this photo,” @Iget2bme72 said. “It takes us back to a time our country stood strong together undivided to support our troops. Feels like a lifetime ago.”

@cg_evie perfectly summed up how most people would feel about getting to spend time with Dolly Parton.

“Also… that dude is still smiling ear to ear today. Literally never able to stop smiling.”

We can only hope.

Dolly Parton Reuniting with ‘9 to 5’ Cast Members

Dolly Parton may have reached 75, but its clear she has no intention of slowing down. In fact, she’s about to make a long-awaited reunion with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.

The trio starred in the iconic film 9 to 5, which released in 1980 and featured her iconic hit song of the same name. Fonda and Tomlin are currently in the midst of the seventh and last season of Grace and Frankie, the single-camera Netflix show they’ve starred in.

Details about Parton’s appearance on the show are minimal, but Fonda and Tomlin did release a statement to TVLine.

“We are both delighted and heartbroken that ‘Grace and Frankie’ will be back for its seventh, though final, season,” Fonda and Tomlin said. “We’re so grateful that our show has been able to deal with issues that have really connected to our grand generation. And their kids, and amazingly their kids as well. We’ll miss these two old gals, Grace and Frankie, as much as many of their fans will, but we’ll still be around. We’ve outlasted so many things — just hope we don’t outlast the planet.”

And the excitement is mutual, as Dolly Parton said that she has been eager to visit the program.

“I have been trying to do ‘Grace and Frankie’ for years,” Dolly Parton said. “We worked so well on ‘9 to 5’ and it’s a crazy wonderful show. We have been trying to write me in somehow, so when it is safe to actually do a production, I will probably get around to doing that.”