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20th Anniversary of Gary Sinise's First Lt. Dan Band Concert at Great Lakes Naval Base

October 14th, 2023

Join us in wishing a special happy birthday to the U.S. Navy as we salute all active-duty sailors and veterans.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Gary Sinise's first USO Lt Dan Band Concert at Great Lakes Naval Base back in 2003 as Gary & the Lt. Dan Band returned to Great Lakes Naval Base to perform for over 5000 boot camp recruits! This historic concert marked Gary and the Lt. Dan Band's eighth performance at Great Lakes Naval Base.

"Attending concerts is not a normal part of boot camp," said U.S. Navy CAPT Kertreck Brooks. "This will be something they will talk about for many years after they leave and say when I was in boot camp, I got to attend a Gary Sinise concert. Not all recruits can say that."
Gary's father, Robert, and his Uncle Jerry proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy, and Gary's father also attended boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Base, giving these trips special meaning for him.

Enjoy the video and watch Gary & the Lt. Dan Band bring Honor. Gratitude. Rock & Roll to Great Lakes Naval Base.

Written by Nathan Davidson