Gary Sinise is renown for his role in the film, “Forest Gump,” in which he plays the character of Lieutenant Dan Taylor.
People are largely unaware how active Sinise is in aiding and supporting the United States military.
He has received several awards throughout the years for his selfless service to the military and first responders. He’s also founded an organization — the Gary Sinise Foundation — that provides a host of service to veterans, including providing smart homes for severely wounded and disabled veterans. The foundation also puts on the Invincible Spirit Festival, which honors wounded service members in addition to their caregivers and hospital staff. If these amazing programs weren’t enough, there’s even more that the Gary Sinise Foundation sponsors.
Sinise was just selected to receive the George Catlett Marshall Medal.
According to the Association for the United States Army, criteria to receive this award is “selfless service to the United States of America. This implies service in more than one area or under extraordinary circumstances.”
The PopZette reports:
It takes a very special person to use their status as a celebrity in a positive manner. Sinise has not only toured with the USO to dangerous locations to meet and support the troops, but continues his work whether or not he’s in the spotlight.
In a world of political statements and over-the-top antics carried out by many of Hollywood’s rich and famous, Gary Sinise has set the bar very high with his public service and sustained work with the military community.
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