The Gary Sinie foundation has recently treated over 1,700 Gold Star family members to a trip to Disney World.
Actor Gary Sinise has proven not only that he is a great actor, but also a charitable humanitarian that has showed his support for others.
The trip dubbed the “Snowball Express” was responsible for taking the spouses and children of fallen soldiers onto 15 planes to enjoy an all-inclusive and expenses paid five-day trip to Disney World Florida.
The soldier’s families were even given a sendoff at Chicago airport amongst cheers from supporters dressed in a Christmas theme.
The families were greeted at Disney World by Santa and his Mrs. where the children were also given some gifts.
Nashville airport was where things were really busy. The airport came to standstill as a massive crowd of fans cheered on the families.
Sinise informed KCAL9 during an interview: “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. We wanna take care of these kids and make sure they know we don’t forget.”
Jen Tringale, one of those who captured the scene uploaded his video recording on Facebook
“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.” Tringale commented on her video.
Although this was a large campaign, it is not the first one that has been done by the Gary Sinise Foundation.
Sinise has been campaigning for the rights of veterans for a long time. He has participated in building homes for those that have been wounded an is very vocal with his support
On Twitter, Sinise, now 63 wrote: “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.”
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