Sinise Foundation Sends Children of Gold Star Families to Walt Disney World

By Faye Higbee

From Sea to Shining Sea the Gary Sinise Foundation paid for trips to Walt Disney World for literally hundreds of children of Gold Star families in the 2018 “Snowball Express.” Why? Because Christmas is tough on people who have lost loved ones in the military.

From SEA-Tac airport in Seattle/Tacoma, Washington:

To LAX- Los Angeles

To Nashville International Airport where everything came to a standstill while someone performed the Star Spangled Banner.

And on to Walt Disney World:

The Gary Sinise Foundation  website says,

“The holidays can be especially challenging for grieving families. Each December, we host a five-day experience for 1,750+ children of the fallen and their surviving parent or guardian. As a therapeutic retreat with a blend of fun and inspiring programs, these families can lean on their peers for support.”

Airports even got in on the act, as Santa arrived in Killeen, Texas, and saluting soldiers stood at attention during the National Anthem in Nashville, or the special tote bags given to participants at Sea-Tac from the National Air Traffic Controller Association.

Gary Sinise is well known for his charitable acts for US military veterans and troops, as well as Gold Star families. Thank you, Mr. Sinise!


Featured photo: Screenshot of Nashville airport during singing of the National Anthem.