Gary Sinise is one of the best guys in Hollywood. He and his foundation just brought almost 2,000 members of gold star families to Disney World for the holidays. Imagine what we could do as a country if more people cared this much about our veterans.
The Daily Mail reports:
‘It was very special’: Gary Sinise describes the ‘heartwarming’ feeling of flying 1,722 Gold Star family members to Disney World for the holidays with his foundation that raises $30M annually for the heroes
Gary Sinise said sending 1,722 gold star family members to ‘the happiest place on earth was very, very special’, following the success of his foundation’s holiday trip to Disney World this year.
The award-winning actor, 63, is known for his role as Lieutenant Dan Taylor in 1994 movie Forrest Gump but in real life he has dedicated decades to helping military relatives heal after losing a loved one in conflict zones.
Although he has worked with the Snowball Express Program for the past 11 years to travel with young people and their guardians, in 2018 he took things an extra step further with the pre-Christmas excursion to Florida sponsored by American Airlines.
‘You cannot underestimate the power of bringing all these kids together in a happy environment because we’re trying to bring joy to them right before the holidays, which is a difficult time for a child who’s lost a parent,’ he told The Hollywood Reporter.
‘So bringing all these kids together at the happiest place on earth was very, very special.
Sinise deserves more credit for the work he is doing. He is making a real difference in people’s lives.