Actor Gary Sinise Flew 1,000 Children of Fallen Soldiers to Disney World For Christmas (Video)

Actor Gary Sinise Flew 1,000 Children of Fallen Soldiers to Disney World For Christmas (Video)

1,000 children of fallen soldiers went to Disney World for Christmas…

Actor Gary Sinise, best known for his leading role as Lieutenant Dan in the movie Forrest Gump, gave an amazing gift to Gold Star families for Christmas. Sinise gave 1,700 family members of fallen soldiers a trip to Disney World.

“Each one of these children who are going on these airplanes have lost a parent in military services – either combat related or illness or unfortunately suicide sometimes,” The Gary Sinise Foundation founder said. “We wanna take care of these kids and make sure they know we don’t forget.”

It took 15 planes to fly them all to Disney where they spent five days, The Epoch Times reports.

Jen Tringale wrote the following and posted a video of an amazing sight. 

I witnessed an international airport come to a complete stop today … At the Nashville airport I walked out into the concourse to this scene @americanairlines was flying a plane full of children who had lost a parent in combat to Disneyworld on an all expenses paid trip and they threw a party for them at the gate❤️But when they announced them over the loud speaker and they lined up to board the plane the whole airport literally stopped and sang the national anthem with military present in salute. Most every person standing around, myself included was bawling at the sight of these kids and spouses who have paid so great a price for our country. To see all of this at Christmas time was so humbling. Seeing the general public in an airport stand still to honor these kids was simply beauitful. @bna_airport #nashville #fallenwarriors Gary Sinise Foundation #america #snowballexpress #christmas Garysinise

I witnessed an international airport come to a complete stop today … At the Nashville airport I walked out into the concourse to this scene @americanairlines was flying a plane full of children who had lost a parent in combat, to Disneyworld on an all expenses paid trip and they threw a party for them at the gate❤️But when they announced them over the loud speaker and they lined up to board the plane the whole airport literally stopped and sang the national anthem with military present in salute. Most every person standing around, myself included was bawling at the sight of these kids and spouses who have paid so great a price for our country. To see all of this at Christmas time was so humbling. Seeing the general public in an airport stand still to honor these kids was simply beauitful. @bna_airport #nashville #fallenwarriors Gary Sinise Foundation #america #snowballexpress #christmas Garysinise

Posted by Jen Tringale on Saturday, December 8, 2018

Breitbart reports:

The Forrest Gump actor said in a social media post, “We Remember. Each flag representing the fallen hero of over 600 families attending   2018 Snowball Express event at   Thank you to these Gold Star families, our amazing volunteers and all who supported our event.”

Sinise also thanked American Airlines for their help in organizing the trip.

“Thank you so much @AmericanAir for the amazing support you give to those who serve and @GarySiniseFound . A tremendous spirit of volunteerism and giving back to our special Snowball families of the fallen. It’s been a great year. More to come in 2019. We Remember,” he said.

The 63-year-old actor has been a strong supporter of U.S. servicemen and women throughout his career. Last year, he visited Americans stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan for Christmas.

“Thank you to these brave men and women for your service to our country,” he said in a social media post.


 

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