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Though Hollywood actor Gary Sinise has appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows over the years, he is arguably best known for his portrayal of “Lt. Dan” in the hit film “Forrest Gump,” a down-on-his-luck Vietnam veteran who turns his life around and achieves success after teaming up with the title character, played by Tom Hanks.
Since that time, Sinise has become a huge force for good for the men and women who sacrifice of themselves on behalf of this nation and their communities, whether through military service or as first responders.
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People magazine reported that, in honor of the Feb. 12 release of Sinise’s new book “Grateful American,” a number of Hollywood stars and other people he has worked with over the years got together and made a video expressing their own feelings of gratitude for the selfless effort Sinise has made to better the lives of others.
A separate video captured the moment when Sinise was told to watch the brief video prepared in tribute for him, and he could only smile and say how “shocked” he was by it as he wiped away tears of joy.
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The surprise video for Sinise featured a plethora of his fellow actors and actresses, a number of active-duty and retired military veterans, disabled veterans and veterans’ families he has assisted, not to mention firefighters and police officers, all of whom said “thank you” to Sinise in their own way.
The idea for the video came from retired four-star General Robin Rand, who serves as CEO of the charitable Gary Sinise Foundation, as a way for everyone impacted by Sinise to celebrate and give thanks for the tremendous work he has done to support them.
Sinise - Decades - Gratitude - Veterans - Responders
Sinise has spent the past four decades expressing his own gratitude however he can for military veterans and first responders, the families...
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