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Gary Sinise Delivers Thanksgiving Meals to Nebraska Veterans: “It Means A Lot”

Actor Gary Sinise, who played double amputee Lieutenant Dan in the Robert Zemeckis film in 1994 Forrest Gump, donated Thanksgiving meals to veterans on a VA campus in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Sinise ensured that 78 veterans living in the Victory Park apartment complex received a Thanksgiving meal on Wednesday, the Lincoln Journal Star reports. The veterans ranged from 22 to 74 years old and served in several different conflicts and wars.

Although Sinise did not attend the festivities, veterans were grateful for her thoughtful offer, according to property manager Samantha Garcia.

“It means a lot that he recognizes them. They sometimes feel forgotten, especially as they get older, ”she said, according to the Lincoln Journal Star. “Gary being active with veterans himself means a lot coming from him. “

Emil Jacobson serves in the US Air Force and volunteered to help Lincoln on Wednesday, according to NTV.

“I’m in the service myself, I just feel like it’s really important to give back to those who came before us, to honor and help these guys,” Jacobson said.

“This is very important, especially with all the holidays approaching, we have to make sure that everyone knows that we are there for each other,” added Jacobsen.

Hy-Vee prepared the meals that were served to veterans by the Gold Star Mothers and Blue Star Mothers.

“It’s so important to remember these people are here and to remember what they’ve done for us,” Garcia said, according to the Lincoln Journal Star.

Sinise also donated meals to veterans who reside in a VA in Omaha, NTV reports.

The Apollo 13 star has a long history of helping veterans. His nonprofit, The Gary Sinise Foundation, recently provided a smart home to a seriously injured sailor in Afghanistan, Breitbart News reported.

“At the Gary Sinise Foundation, we serve our nation by honoring our advocates, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need,” reads the foundation’s mission statement. “We do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities. “

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