Gary Sinise Took More Than 1000 Children Of Fallen Soldiers To Disneyland Free Of Charge
The popular actor and musician, Gary Sinise, is widely recognized for his roles in Apollo 13, Forrest Gump and the Green Mile. He is one of those celebrities who use their wealth to help people in need.
Namely, he has set up the Gary Sinise Foundation to honor and help nation’s defenders, veterans, first responders, as well as their families and communities.
Apart from raising money, the foundation is also focused on educating, entertaining, strengthening and inspiring the communities affected by the war.
According to Gary, whatever we do is not big enough to show our gratefulness and appreciation to US military defenders, but we can always do a little more.
In 2017, Gary’s foundation launched a program called “Snowball Express” which involved taking more than 1700 children of fallen US soldiers to a five-night trip to Disneyland completely free of charge. In honor of their relatives lost in the war, all children got “we remember” pins. Also, 600 flags were lined up to symbolize the fallen heroes.
As Gary said, this program aims to show these children that they aren’t alone. Friendship and bonding will help them heal faster.
In 2003, he formed the “Lt. Dan Band” whose motto was “Honor, Gratitude and Rock & Roll”.
The main goal was to lift the spirits and boost the morale of the nation’s veterans and their families.
He also said that we should let children know that the nation does not forget the sacrifices of their fallen relatives. There is nothing more satisfactory than seeing these children having fun, smiling and healing.
Gary Sinise deserves huge appreciation and respect for trying to fulfill the emptiness in these children’s lives.