Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Gary Sinise.... #14348669 12/07/19
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 13,339
Sycamore Offline OP
Campfire 'Bwana
OP Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 13,339
Gary Sinise brings 1,700 family members of fallen military heroes to Orlando on 'Snowball Express'

https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/g...ry-heroes-to-orlando-on-snowball-express



ORLANDO, Fla. - Children of fallen military service members are getting an early Christmas vacation to Walt Disney World thanks to actor Gary Sinise.

About 1,700 family members from across the country are being flown to Orlando on Saturday aboard the 'Snowball Express' to enjoy a 5-day stay at Disney World.

Gary Sinise Foundation partners with American Airlines to donate the flights so families don't have to pay a penny.

"The holidays can be especially challenging for grieving families," the foundation said. "Each December, we host a five-day experience for 1,750+ children of the fallen and their surviving parent or guardian. As a therapeutic retreat with a blend of fun and inspiring programs, these families can lean on their peers for support."

Well aware of the "Forrest Gump" star's longtime support for veterans' and military families' causes, Snowball Express came to Sinise in spring 2007 and showed him a video of the event, Fox News reported. He signed up to support the December 2007 Snowball Express, in which they brought more children to Disneyland, and Sinise performed for them with his Lt. Dan Band. In 2011, he went on to found the Gary Sinise Foundation, into which Snowball Express eventually folded.

"They’re dealing with the grief and the loss of a loved one, a mom or a dad who have died in military service, and all these kids are going through the same thing, so the power of all of them in the same place at the same time, many of them — hundreds of them — was very healing for a lot of them," Sinise said.

Families participating are treated to a visit from Santa Claus and lots of other activities to make the experience one they will never forget.

Back in August, Sinise flew 28 World War II veterans from the Orlando area to visit the National World War II Museum in New Orleans as part of the Gary Sinise Foundation’s Soaring Valor program.


Originally Posted by jorgeI
...Actually Sycamore, you are sort of right....
300 BP

Re: Gary Sinise.... [Re: Sycamore] #14348680 12/07/19
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 5,793
BigDave39355 Online Content
Campfire Tracker
Online Content
Campfire Tracker
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 5,793
He doesn’t make the news nearly enough.

But he doesn’t fit the Hollyweird agenda.


Dave

The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it. Lou Holtz



Re: Gary Sinise.... [Re: Sycamore] #14348706 12/07/19
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 4,907
7mmbuster Offline
Campfire Guide
Offline
Campfire Guide
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 4,907
Gary’s doing a great job supporting our military. Quite a few others would do well to take a look at what he’s doing. But they’re all to busy looking down their noses at us common folk.
7mm


"Preserving the Constitution, fighting off the nibblers and chippers, even nibblers and chippers with good intentions, was once regarded by conservatives as the first duty of the citizen. It still is." � Wesley Pruden


Re: Gary Sinise.... [Re: Sycamore] #14348777 12/07/19
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 13,339
Sycamore Offline OP
Campfire 'Bwana
OP Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 13,339
I couldn't get the picture to post, but he had a plane load, all decked out in holiday stuff, headed to Orlando!


Originally Posted by jorgeI
...Actually Sycamore, you are sort of right....
Re: Gary Sinise.... [Re: Sycamore] #14348827 12/07/19
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 64,033
ironbender Offline
Campfire Oracle
Offline
Campfire Oracle
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 64,033
Sinise is a good man.


If you take the time it takes, it takes less time.
--Pat Parelli

American by birth; Alaskan by choice.
--ironbender
Alpha

Re: Gary Sinise.... [Re: Sycamore] #14348893 12/07/19
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 324
cuznguido Online Content
Campfire Regular
Online Content
Campfire Regular
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 324
Sinese is a class act.

Re: Gary Sinise.... [Re: Sycamore] #14348899 12/07/19
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 13,365
GregW Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 13,365
As classy as they get and much more than this single act....


- Greg

Success is found at the intersection of planning, hard work, and stubbornness.
Re: Gary Sinise.... [Re: Sycamore] #14348928 12/07/19
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 6,646
navlav8r Offline
Campfire Tracker
Offline
Campfire Tracker
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 6,646
Yep, he’s done a great job supporting our troops.


NRA Life,Endowment,Patron or Benefactor since '72.
Re: Gary Sinise.... [Re: Sycamore] #14349005 12/07/19
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 2,635
Morewood Online Content
Campfire Guide
Online Content
Campfire Guide
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 2,635
Lt. Dan!

A great American. I salute Mr. Sinise.

Re: Gary Sinise.... [Re: Sycamore] #14349014 12/07/19
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 13,338
sse Online Content
Campfire 'Bwana
Online Content
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 13,338
that guy's the greatest


The Word Association Game thread, gone but not forgotten...

Regards, sse

Bravo

Re: Gary Sinise.... [Re: Sycamore] #14349016 12/07/19
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,910
Snowwolfe Offline
Campfire Guide
Offline
Campfire Guide
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,910
Amen
He has earned my respect 10 fold.


My biggest fear is when I die my wife will sell my guns for what I told her they cost.
Re: Gary Sinise.... [Re: Sycamore] #14349052 12/07/19
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 7,679
gonehuntin Offline
Campfire Outfitter
Offline
Campfire Outfitter
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 7,679
Hollywood elite gather for a meal of beans a rice "in solidarity with world hunger", and that's ALL they do....Gary Sinise makes things happen for a LOT of people.


"To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical." -- Thomas Jefferson






Re: Gary Sinise.... [Re: ironbender] #14349055 12/07/19
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 22,427
luv2safari Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 22,427
Originally Posted by ironbender
Sinise is a good man.



He's a Great American


Hunt with Class and Classics

"Doing nothing is hard. You never know when you're done"

“If there's anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now.”





Re: Gary Sinise.... [Re: Sycamore] #14349152 12/07/19
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 7,195
plainsman456 Offline
Campfire Tracker
Offline
Campfire Tracker
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 7,195
He has a world of good things for Vets and their Families.


Moderated by  RickBin, SYSOP 

RR1
Who's Online Now
814 registered members (06hunter59, 01Foreman400, 160user, 1911a1, 16penny, 85 invisible), 3,606 guests, and 420 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
RR2/3










Fish & Game Departments | Solunar Tables | Mission Statement | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | DMCA
Hunting | Fishing | Camping | Backpacking | Reloading | Campfire Forums | Gear Shop
Copyright © 2000-2020 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3
(Release build 20190728)
PHP: 7.3.13 Page Time: 0.081s Queries: 14 (0.005s) Memory: 0.8321 MB (Peak: 0.9494 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2020-01-26 22:10:50 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS