During an appearance on Newsmax, actor Gary Sinise revealed that his foundation would be honoring the memories of fallen 9/11 first responders by serving thousands of meals to first responders across New York City.
Sinise, an award-winning actor and humanitarian, announced his plans for next week to feed thousands of first responders in an appearance on Newsmax’s “National Report.”
Award-winning actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise told Newsmax on Friday that his eponymous foundation will be honoring the memory of fallen 9/11 first responders next week by serving thousands of meals to first responders in New York City. https://t.co/uwFBYdbQAd pic.twitter.com/GQ0VbCPh6S
— Newsmax (@newsmax) September 9, 2022
“On Sept. 13-15, we’re going to be serving 2,500 meals to about 220 different [first responder] stations across New York City as part of our Gary Sinise Foundation’s Serving Heroes program to honor the men and women who were lost on that terrible day and to salute and pay tribute to those who go out each and every day to protect our cities,” Sinise said.
“God bless them all,” he added.
Sinise went on to note that the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 were a turning point in his life, which he wrote about in his 2021 book, “Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service.”
“I’ll never forget the images,” the beloved actor said. “I’ll never forget what it was like to get that phone call from a buddy of mine in New York, telling me to turn on the television, like so many of us got those phone calls that day. Since then, I’ve met just so many 9/11 family members, first responders who lost loved ones, lost friends.”
The horrific events of that day represented a call to action for Sinise, which caused him to turn his life “toward service in a very, very active way.”
The Gary Sinise Foundation has added an honor roll to its website in an effort to honor the men and women who serve their fellow Americans as first responders.
“That’s a wonderful way that we can just do more to salute the men and women who have served our country and to allow people that support the Gary Sinise Foundation to salute and pay tribute to the family members and friends that they know who have served,” Sinise stated. “If you go to the Gary Sinise Foundation website, you will see right there on the homepage our honor roll and you can sign up, you can go on there and you can put in the name of somebody that you know who has served our country who you want to pay tribute to and we will honor them there.”
“You’ll get a special message from me, just of gratitude,” he added. “We want to always do that at the Gary Sinise Foundation. We’re here to lift spirits. We’re here to celebrate. We’re here to support in whatever way we can.”
His foundation has also hosted numerous events for military families over the years, especially for those who have lost a loved one in service to their country.
We hosted families of our fallen heroes this Memorial Day, which included a visit to their heroes' resting place. On behalf of @GarySinise and all of us at Team GSF, we send our love to all the families of our fallen. Your hero’s selfless sacrifice will never be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/hiWJys943h
— GarySiniseFoundation (@GarySiniseFound) September 6, 2022