When I think of bravery, the first people I think of are the men and women who protect this country every day.
Soldiers lay everything on the line for flag and freedom, so it’s always nice to know that there are folks out there taking care of their needs, like this gracious group of veterans supporting one another.
That’s why I’ve always been a big fan of the actor Gary Sinise, one of the best-known supporters of the troops around. You might know him as Lt. Dan from Forrest Gump or as the star of the long-running crime drama CSI: New York.
In addition to his work on stage and screen, Sinise has spent years giving everything that he can to the troops. He was even awarded the Presidential Citizen Medal for his work supporting humanitarian efforts in Iraq.
Now, he’s looking to the past, and the veterans who helped protect the free world during WWII. In the interest of preserving history and supporting the veterans of the Greatest Generation — likethis man and his inventive wife — he decided to fly 45 WWII veterans to New Orleans for a very special event.
None of these men have ever traveled to the National WWII Museum, and Sinise thinks that they deserve the opportunity to see their place in history. He wants to make sure that they have this experience, since so many of their peers never got the chance to see their accomplishments preserved. Their reactions are poignant, to say the least.
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