WASHINGTON — While the Veterans Affairs scandal clouds Memorial Day’s remembrance of America’s fallen troops, one Hollywood star will continue his tireless work to pay tribute to veterans with his Gary Sinise Foundation and annual televised programs honoring our American heroes.
Hollywood actor Gary Sinise feels “privileged” to be a part of the 25th Anniversary of the National Memorial Day Concert this year. Sinise will co-host the concert on the U.S. Capitol’s lawn with actor Joe Mantegna for the ninth year in a row on Sunday.
As a long-time advocate for the troops and famous for his role in “Forrest Gump”, Sinise told D.C.-based radio station WMAL on Thursday that he feels driven “to raise a lot of money to give back to these wounded heroes. We have an entire new generation of Lieutenant Dans out there.”
The “CSI: New York” star embraces the end of his TV series as an opportunity to devote more time to his foundation.
Sinise hopes to “help by keeping awareness up, raising spirits, and raising funds.”
The National Memorial Day Concert will broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET the Sunday before Memorial Day.