Actor Gary Sinise brought together “The Greatest Generation” and some of America’s youngest generation to honor World War II veterans through his Soaring Valor Project.
The Gary Sinise Foundation brought WWII veterans and their caregivers and high school students from Grapevine-Colleyville ISD to The National WWII Museum in New Orleans in March, and posted the video to its YouTube page this weekend.
The actor’s organization has been bringing the remaining WWII veterans to visit the Museum that honors their service since June 2015.
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I never take for granted how fortunate I am when I'm in the presence of the men and women who saved the world from tyranny for all of us – our incredible WWII veterans. This Gary Sinise Foundation Soaring Valor event was another very special one, as on this trip we paired each of our honored WWII veterans with a high school student. A life changing unforgettable trip. God bless our Greatest Generation veterans for giving so much for freedom, and for sharing their wisdom with the youth of today. Please take a moment to watch this video and share. (Video Link in Bio)
The Gary Sinise Foundation, which has been supporting military members and their families since 2011, partners with American Airlines to fly the veterans out.
The veterans receive a hero’s welcome, a police escort to the museum, and are treated to a performance by the Museum’s Victory Belles.
“I could read a hundred books on War World II. But having one conversation with my veteran showed me more about how they felt and what they were going through in the war,” one Grapevine-Colleyville ISD high school student said.
Sinise, who famously played Vietnam veteran Lt. Dan in the 1994 Oscar-winning film Forrest Gump, told ABC News’ Jon Karl last summer that “we can never do enough for our veterans.”
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