From Our Front Lines

The Gary Sinise Foundation Blog

This May, children all across the country will be doing something special for their mothers. For the more than 1700 young wounded warriors who also happen to be amputees, or the thousands more who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injuries, honoring their moms in such a traditional way often can be problematic.

Before we moved out west, we were lifelong New Yorkers. Like Gary, 9/11 was a turning point in our lives. Billy was working in Manhattan at the time. We lost several friends and knew countless others that were impacted.

Check out this video from our Invincible Spirit Festival at Naval Medical Center San Diego !

Check out this video from our Invincible Spirit Festival at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda !

Check out this video from our Invincible Spirit Festival at Brooke Army Medical Center!

We have never forgotten that it is you, our supporters, that makes the Gary Sinise Foundation's outreach possible. That's why I invite you to watch our latest video. It offers a glimpse of all the positive changes you're helping to make possible in the lives of our nation's defenders and their families.

GSF Thanksgiving Card

As families across America gather around the table to give thanks, we'd like to say thanks to you–our Gary Sinise Foundation family–for another year of remarkable support.

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Of the thousands of veterans I’ve met over the years, I cannot recall any who have sought recognition for their service. More often than not, they instead tell me they were ‘just doing their job’. Yet their profession is difficult, dangerous work that takes its toll not only on our service members themselves but their loved ones at home as well.

Last month I lost two special men in my life. My brother-in-law Jack Treese and my uncle Jack Sinise. Both veterans of the United States military.

In working with Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band, I’ve seen every possible show scenario – everything from professional venues to a fully set stage being dragged across a rodeo arena, minutes before the band started, to playing in the Afghan desert on a truck bed in a haze of swirling dust.