Gary Sinise has really set the bar for all kind, selfless, and overall wholesome charitable acts. The actor has also long stood up for the rights of war veterans. Sinise is both an actor and a musician you probably can recognize from movies such as Forest Gump, The Green Mile and Apollo 13. However, thousands of people also know Sinise for his charitable work.
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He has established the Gary Sinise Foundation, which serves the needs of veterans, defenders, first responders, their families, and communities.
“While we can never do enough to show gratitude to our nation’s defenders, we can always do a little more,” Sinise said.
One of the programs which the foundation holds is called the “Snowball Express.” The program was launched in 2017 and its goal is to honor fallen US soldiers by taking their children on free trips to one of the most magical places on earth–Disney world.
Over 1,750 kids had the time of their lives after being flown to the Orlando theme park for a five-night trip.
Children and their surviving parents received “we remember” pins at the event where their fallen family members were honored.
600 flags were lined up to represent each of their loved ones lost in combat.
“The most important thing about Snowball Express is that these children don’t feel alone. There’s a lot of healing and a lot of bonding and a lot of friendship that goes on that helps them through the rest of the year,” Sinise told CBS Los Angeles.