Sitcom Star Calls For Military Advocate Gary Sinise To Be Time’s Person Of The Year
Impactful journalists may have won Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year award, but at least one star isn’t happy about the selection.
“Everybody Loves Raymond” star Patricia Heaton tweeted that Gary Sinise should win the award since he raises more than $30 million annually for Gold Star families and veterans.
“Hey @TIME, why isn’t @GarySinise ever on the Person of the Year list?” she wondered on Twitter. “Hey @TheAcademy, why isn’t he ever picked for the #jeanhersholt humanitarian award? He raises $30M a year to build homes for wounded vets along with his #goldstarfamily support. Retweet!”
Hey @TIME , why isn’t @GarySinise ever on the Person of the Year list? Hey @TheAcademy , why isn’t he ever picked for the #jeanhersholt humanitarian award? He raises $30M a year to build homes for wounded vets along with his #goldstarfamily support. Retweet! https://t.co/pj7BGEN7Ds
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) December 10, 2018
And retweets are exactly what she got. The star, who has over 380,000 followers on Twitter, received 26,000 retweets and 52,000 likes for the post.
Sinise’s nonprofit organization, the Gary Sinise Foundation, works to benefit veterans and the loved ones they leave behind in the wake of tragedy and war. Every year, Sinise organizes the Snowball Express, which flies Gold Star families on an all-expenses paid trip to Disney World before the holidays.
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! pic.twitter.com/OfMEpVF1er
— Gary Sinise (@GarySinise) December 8, 2018
Time ultimately named “Guardians” the 2018 person of the year — a collection of international truth keepers and journalists who have faced adversity in their attempt to report important stories.