Gary Sinise is a rare type in Hollywood. When he’s not working on a movie, he dedicates his time and energy to helping American veterans. He has been doing it for years, and now he has been recognized for his work.
Western Journal reports:
Gary Sinise Received Highest Civilian Honor After Dedicating His Life To Giving Back to Vets
Actor Gary Sinise has received another medal to honor his contributions to America’s service members.
Sinise, who starred in “Forrest Gump” and “CSI: N.Y.,” received the American Spirit Award from the WWII Museum, joining honorees that included Arizona Sen. John McCain and Maurice R. “Hank” Greenberg, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Sinise had been honored last fall with the Army’s George Catlett Marshall Medal, the highest award a civilian can receive.
Sinise was honored for the work he does on behalf of service members, including the many trips his band, Lt. Dan, makes to entertain the military.
“I am so humbled to be here and deeply moved to receive this honor,” Sinise said, according to the Army. “I know where my freedom comes from, and I will not forget our defenders.”
What a great guy!
Gary Sinise defines patriotism 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/nitD1ARxcw
— GRIZZ 🍺 (@grizzlemeister) July 14, 2018
We need more people like Gary Sinise in Hollywood!