For a very long time, Gary Sinise has shown that he is a terrific guy. In addition to his extraordinary acting ability, he is a staunch supporter of our military who goes above and beyond to help those who are with the fewest resources.
When it comes to providing veterans and the families of the fallen with some measure of comfort, the Hollywood star who played “Lt. Dan” in Forrest Gump, a Vietnam veteran who lost both legs in the war, has made quite a name for himself. In the film, he played the character of a Vietnam veteran.
He offers assistance wherever it is needed, which is about as much as anybody can expect from a celebrity and far more than the vast majority of famous people are ready to do. According to the organization’s mission statement, the Gary Sinise Foundation was founded to “serve our country by recognizing our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need.”
Because of this, it should not come as a surprise that Sinise can assist others by means of the foundation. His list of deeds of philanthropy is ever-expanding, and it now includes anything from constructing specialized houses for disabled veterans to holding free concerts for the military.
It seems like he’s been up to no good once again. According to the reports, Sinise’s charity once again collaborated with American Airlines in order to give a vacation to Walt Disney World with all of the costs covered on the “Snowball Express” to family members of service personnel who had passed away in the line of duty.
In 2019, before the epidemic, the families were transported to Orlando from all over the United States and given an opportunity that they otherwise may not have been able to enjoy. This was made possible by the fact that the pandemic had not yet occurred.
The Sinise Foundation provided the following explanation on their website: “The holidays may be particularly tough for mourning families.” In the month of December, we put on an event that lasts for five days and is attended by more than 1,750 children who have lost a parent or guardian. These families can count on one another for support since the retreat serves as a therapeutic sanctuary and has a mix of enjoyable and encouraging programming.
In accordance with a press statement issued by American Airlines, the operation included families traveling to Orlando International Airport from a total of 87 different places throughout the United States using a total of 13 separate charter planes.
“This incident demonstrates the caring attitude of the American team,” David Seymour, the company’s senior vice president of operations, stated.
Others who have spent many hours arranging gate-side festivities at hundreds of airports around our system are an inspiration to me, as are those who have offered their time to fly and serve the families in the air.
“The Gary Sinise Foundation Snowball Express is a great initiative that continues to benefit Gold Star families. It is a profound joy for our organization to join with the foundation to recognize them. As a firm and a nation, we must never forget those who served our country with the utmost dedication and made the ultimate sacrifice.