Gary Sinise Receives the Patriot Award for Supporting Veterans for the Past 25 Years


Gary Sinise is one hell of an actor, but he’s also a great person who has been giving back to help our veterans for the past 25 years.

Sinise made his name in Hollywood with roles in such films as Forrest GumpApollo 13, and The Green Mile, but it’s his amazing work with veterans that led to Sinise recently being presented with the Patriot Award from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California.

Sinise has made helping out veterans in various ways his life’s work and he started the Gary Sinise Foundation in 2010 to make a bigger impact.

The mission of the foundation is stated as follows:

“At the Gary Sinise Foundation, we serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need.

We do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities.”

Check out this video of the impact his foundation has for the people it helps…

In an interview, Sinise said,

“I’ve found that service is the best way to heal. If every person in every neighborhood around the country took a little bit of responsibility for patting these folks on the back, all the problems that we hear about with regards to veterans not getting services or falling through the cracks would disappear.

If citizens would look at their freedom providers in a little bit different way.”

Sinise’s grandfather served in World War II, two of his uncles fought in World War II, and his father served in the Korean War.

Keep up the great work, sir!