Believe it or not, there are actually celebrities out there who use their fame and fortune to do kind and generous things for those less fortunate than themselves, and Gary Sinise is indeed one of these celebrities.
Sinise, who is best known for his portrayal as Lieutenant Dan Taylor in 1994’s Forrest Gump, started The Gary Sinise Foundation that is designed to honor army veterans, people and their families who have served for their country.
This year, the organization has taken 1,000 children of fallen servicemen and women to Disney World.
More than 1,750 relatives of military heroes were also flown over to Orlando for the experience of a lifetime.
Sinise announced news of this year’s trip on his Twitter account, posting a photograph of families on board the plane just before take-off.
The sixty-four-year-old wrote, “Today begins our GSF Snowball Express #14. Over 1000 Gold Star Children travel with surviving parent or guardian, over 1,750 in all, via our travel partner @AmericanAir to Disney World as part of our @GarySiniseFound Snowball Express program.”
Sinise added, “This charter left Los Angeles this morning with 91 kids, 176 in all, and I got to take these photos with them before they left. I’ll join up in a few days. Have fun kids! We love you!”
Photographs from the weekend have been shared showing the children and their families enjoying Walt Disney World.
The children and families of fallen soldiers deserve nothing but this kind of generosity, and this wouldn’t have been made possible if it wasn’t for the kindness of Gary Sinise.