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Patricia Heaton Sends Special Message to ‘Pal’ Gary Sinise for His ‘Incredible Work’ With Veterans

by Halle Ames
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Actress and comedian Patricia Heaton take to social media to call out a friend for his “incredible” work with veterans. 

The 63-year-old “Everyone Loves Raymond” star shared her praise online for her “pal” for his work with veterans. The man in question is none other than Emmy and Golden Globes winner and Tony and Academy Award nominee Gary Sinise. 

Gary Sinise Gives Back to Veterans

Fans may recognize Sinise from movies like Forrest Gump, Of Mice and Men, The Green Mile, and Apollo 13. Furthermore, Gary Sinise is part of a musical group called Lt. Dan Band, which tours various military bases. 

According to their website, the Lt. Dan Band “hopes to bring honor, gratitude, and rock & roll to our military community as soon as it is safe to do so.” The band also sells merchandise that is made in the USA. All proceeds go toward the Gary Sinise Foundation, which “is a charity and veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, services, and events for wounded veterans of the military.”

Patricia Heaton posted an emotional video of the work Sinise is doing and the lives he is changing with his generous donations. Countless veterans gave their testimonies of how the Gary Sinise Foundation has impacted their lives.  

Heaton captioned the video in celebration of the foundation’s tenth anniversary. 

“Congrats to my pal @garysiniseofficial. For all the incredible work he has done on behalf of our armed services and for all those who have sacrificed on behalf of our country. #decadeofservice.”

Fans flooded into the comment section to also shout their praises to selfless Sinise. 

“An incredible man doing amazing things for so many. So very grateful to Gary Sinise!! 🇺🇸❤️💪 And to our Veterans!! 🎉🇺🇸❤️, “said one user. Another gushed, “The soul of America is found in this post! May more of us live it and vote to keep it alive 🇺🇸 ❤️.”

National Anthem Hero

Similarly, a young man aided a veteran during his time of need. According to WBBJ 7 News, James Morris, a U.S. Army veteran, salutes the American flag every chance he gets, despite being disabled and wheelchair-bound. 

But when the National Anthem began to play on Friday at the Cody Nance rodeo, he still felt inclined to stand and pay his respects. His family attempted to lift him but was unable to. Blaise Cureington, another rodeo patron, quickly swooped in and lifted Morris for the duration of the song. 

After the event, the family took to Facebook to try and identify Cureington, so they could properly say thank you. The post went viral, with many people reaching out to the young man to praise him for helping the veteran. 

While it may have just been an average day for a generous person like Cureington, Morris says that as a veteran, it changed his life forever. 

Thank you to all military personnel and those that do what they can to support them. We tip our caps to you.