Actor Gary Sinise Took Nearly 2000 Children Of Fallen Soldiers To Disneyland For Free

Don’t you think that celebrities who use their wealth and influence to help those in need deserve our admiration?

From giving to charities to creating foundations – all the things they do to contribute the misfortunate deserve recognition. And one of the people who devote a big part of their lives to help others is Gary Sinise.

Gary is a musician and an actor you would probably recognize from hit films such as Forrest Gump, Apollo 13 and The Green Mile.

But beyond that, many people also know him fro his work as a philanthropist.  The actor who played Lieutenant Dan in 1994’s Forrest Gump currently works hard to help the US military veterans in any way he can.

He has founded the Gary Sinise Foundation with the goal of serving the needs of veterans, first responders, defenders, 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.

Among the foundation’s programs is the “Snowball Expres,” which was launched in 2017 and its mission is to honor fallen US soldiers by taking their kids on free trips to Disney World.

More than 1750 children had an amazing time after being flown to the Orlando theme park for a five-night excursion.

Kids and their surviving parents were given “we remember” pins at the event where their fallen family members were honored.

600 flags were raised to represent each of their loved ones who perished 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,” Gary told CBS Los Angeles.

Check out Fox News’ coverage on the story in the video below.

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