We have seen Gary in several movies playing major roles from dangerous cops to soldiers and even as a corrupt guy.

Maybe his most significant job was in Forest Gump, yet he is in excess of a star, he is a man of compassion. The Gary Sinise Foundation reinforces dynamic military individuals, veterans and first responders including their families.

He was just surprised when he saw that he was honored because of his charity work and his eyes were covered with tears.

Sinise who is 63 years old has visited troops several times overseas. He praises his role as Lieutenant Dan as helping to build that relationship with experts.

“He’s kind of played a bigger role in my life because of the nature of what that character was,” Sinise told ET.

“He was a wounded, injured soldier, and I remember going into the first hospital to visit an injured soldier after Sept. 11, and all he wanted to talk about was Lieutenant Dan and what happened to Lieutenant Dan. So, that character has obviously been very special to me.”

Many celebrities and experts shared touching messages with him so as to celebrate the announcement of ‘Grateful American’, Sinise’s new account.

Sinise states to be “completely shocked and speechless” as he saw Tom Hanks, Ron Howard, and Kristin Chenoweth, and many others on the video. There were also experts along with their families, and first responders who came forward to say thank you.

Even former Secretary of State General Colin Powell thanked the actor “for all the things you have done for our men and women who have served our nation.”

“Not only what you’ve done for them but for their children, what you’ve done for their families, what you’ve done to help them rebuild their lives.”

A family who has received a home from the Sinise Foundation has posted on their property to give him a shout-out.

“As you can see, we’re in front of this beautiful house right now” the expert said. “We wouldn’t have had it were it not for your kindness, graciousness and your wonderful gift of giving.”

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