Well-known conservatives in Hollywood are rare, but one particular actor is getting noticed after sending hundreds of Gold Star families to Disney World.
Actor Gary Sinise — known for his starring roles in “Forrest Gump,” Apollo 13,” and “Ransom” — told 600 Gold Star families that they were going to get a free trip to the world’s most popular theme park, according to Fox News.
Sinise made the announcement on Twitter, writing “Over 1000 Gold Star Children travel w/ surviving parent, 1,750 in all, via @americanair to Disney World today as part of our @GarySiniseFound Snowball Express program. This charter left LAX this morning. I’ll join up in a few days. Have fun kids! We love you!”
His foundation explained that they wanted to do something special this Christmas because "The holidays can be especially challenging for grieving families. As a therapeutic retreat with a blend of fun and inspiring programs, these families can lean on their peers for support.”
Sinise’s incredible announcement caught the attention of actress Patricia Heaton of “Everybody Loves Raymond,” who expressed her opinion that Sinise should have been at least been in the running for Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year.”
That honor was given to several journalists who were killed or imprisoned on the job, according to CNN.
Others agreed with Heaton and praised Sinise for what he’s doing for the families of those who sacrifice themselves to protect our nation: