Interview: Why Gary Sinise, aka Lt. Dan, Is a Grateful American

Editor’s Note: In May 2008, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, Gary Sinise and several other distinguished Americans received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor at a ceremony in New York City.

Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Established in 1986 by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, the Ellis Island Medals of Honor pay tribute to American citizens of diverse origins for their outstanding contributions to their communities, their nation and the world.

Ranking among the nation’s most prestigious awards, recipients are listed in the Congressional Record.

Gary Sinise

Published by The Daily Signal, May 6, 2019

Twenty-five years ago, Gary Sinise played the role of Lt. Dan Taylor in the blockbuster movie “Forrest Gump.” It transformed his acting career and changed his life. Today, Sinise is an outspoken advocate for America’s military veterans. He’s also the author of “Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service.” Sinise recently spoke to The Daily Signal about the book, his acting career, and his passion for helping veterans.

Podcast Interview #454: Why Actor Gary Sinise Is a Grateful American

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