Gary Sinise Finally Gets Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Actor Gary Sinise finally received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday.
The 62-year-old actor’s career and support of the military were both honored during a ceremony on the walk in Hollywood, California as several performers and military personnel spoke about the actor’s achievements. (RELATED: Actor Gary Sinise honors the troops [VIDEO])
“I am here to represent the thousands of soldiers, sailors and airmen, marines and coast guardsmen who know and adore Gary for his commitment to supporting and serving our nation’s sons and daughters who defend and protect our country’s way of life,” four-star General Robin Rand said at the ceremony.
Sinise, probably best known for his role as Lt. Dan Taylor in “Forrest Gump” spends his time touring bases across the world and performing with the Lt. Dan Band for military personnel serving overseas. He also visits hospitals for wounded veterans and participates in the RISE organization that helps to rebuild homes for wounded warriors.
“A little bit surreal,” Sinise told Variety about receiving the honor. “But certainly very nice and flattered and honored.”
“Congratulations to @GarySinise, a longtime supporter of veterans, on his Hollywood Walk of Fame star! @wofstargirl https://twitter.com/GarySiniseFound/status/852930712655151104 …,”the official Twitter account for the U.S. Department of Defense tweeted on Monday.
Congratulations to @GarySinise, a longtime supporter of veterans, on his Hollywood Walk of Fame star! @wofstargirl https://t.co/9l75ZRLoHp
— U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) April 17, 2017