Monday, May 25, 2015

not a dry eye in the house

What do Memorial Day, 

Forrest Gump, 

George to the Rescue

and Benjamin Moore all have in common?


Actor, Gary Sinise.

Back in 1994, Sinise played Lt. Dan Taylor, a serviceman who lost his legs in battle.

After some Middle East USO tours with his Lt. Dan Band,
 Sinese wanted to do something more.

Using CSI money he founded the Gary Sinise Foundation, 

...and he began building custom homes for returning vets with special injuries.

I attended a presentation by his foundation last week, 
and I was so impressed by his exemplary generosity.

Hosted by George and sponsored by Benjamin Moore,

...Gary walked us through his program that designs specifically for returning vets who have lost their arms and legs.


These are not just any houses.


These homes are large and beautiful, forming an emotional center for a family torn apart by grief and loss.


Gary reminded us of their sacrifice and how there is 
always one more way to say thank you.

Gary Sinise was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second-highest civilian honor for exemplary deeds performed in the service of our nation.
Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!

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