Gary Sinise Says 9/11 Inspired Him to Support America's Military

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Gary Sinise is best known for his role as Lt. Dan Taylor in the 1994 blockbuster movie “Forrest Gump.” It earned him an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor and a starring role on “CSI: NY.” Now the actor is using his fame to celebrate America’s heroes on the battlefield.

This week marked the debut of a documentary about Sinise’s role with the Lt. Dan Band. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Sinise formed the band — named after his character from “Forrest Gump” — to perform for servicemen and women. Sinise was in Washington last week and visited Heritage to talk about the military and how 9/11 changed his outlook on life.

“Lt. Dan Band: For The Common Good” is available to view online or DVD. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Gary Sinise Foundation to support military, veterans, first responders and their families.

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