As reported on by The Washington Examiner:
More than 650 families are being sent to Disney World this year as part of Snowball Express, a program aimed at helping Gold Star families enjoy the holiday season.
The program, which started in 2006 but was launched just last year as part of the Gary Sinise Foundation, has 1,722 participants this year, according to an Instagram post.
“The holidays can be especially challenging for grieving families. Each December, we host a five-day experience for 1,750+ children of the fallen and their surviving parent or guardian,” the Gary Sinise Foundation said on its website. “As a therapeutic retreat with a blend of fun and inspiring programs, these families can lean on their peers for support.”
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
This led to a moment of beauty at the Nashville Airport a few days ago.
Touching moment Nashville’s busy airport comes to a standstill as travelers stop to sing The Star Spangled Banner and soldiers salute the children of fallen service members who were on their way to Disneyworld
(Warning: get some tissues before you play the video)
Gary Sinise has been an incredible supporter of our troops for years, inspired by research he did preparing for his role as Lt. Dan in Forrest Gump. One of his projects it to help build handicap accessible smart homes for disabled veterans.
If you haven’t heard anything about any of this from your typical Hollywood mouthpieces, it is because they are too busy settling sexual harassment claims, applauding rapists and child molesters, campaigning to take your gun rights away, and engaging in awful anti-Trump exhibitions.
Hey, @betsydevosED! This is for you.
Here'a a little holiday story for everyone about your #onesIXtygift!
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) December 5, 2018
So, if The Big One hit Hollywood and swallowed it down into the earth or a tsunami washed it out to sea and drowned it in the Pacific, I really think I’d be fine with it.
Chances are Gary Sinise would survive because he’d be out helping our troops at the time.