Friday, November 9, 2012

11/09 Gary Sinise, Joe Bonsall, Verterans Day

ACTOR GARY SINISE LAUNCHES FOUNDATION FOR VETS:

NY" actor Gary Sinise launched a new foundation Thursday to help military veterans and their families. "It shouldn't take all this time to get your veterans benefits," he told the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. "I did not serve but I have never been more rewarded than when I am with the military community … my currency as an actor got me here but I am first and foremost a citizen of this remarkable United States of America," said the 56-year-old, who plays Detective Mac Taylor in the hit CBS show. The Gary Sinise Foundation will raise money to fund non-profits that assist military service members, veterans, first responders and their families. The staff will be headquartered in Los Angeles. The actor received an Academy Award nomination for playing Lt. Dan Taylor, opposite Oscar winner Tom Hanks, in the 1994 film "Forrest Gump." Sinise has traveled with the United Service Organizations (USO) several times to visit US troops overseas and has co-narrated the National Memorial Day Concert on the Mall in Washington, D.C. since 2006. He is the spokesman for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial Foundation and co-founded Operation International Children, an effort to assist Iraqi children.


JOE BONSALL JOINS THE SHOW TO TALK ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK, G I JOE & LILLIE!

JOE BONSALL, ONE OF "THE OAK RIDGE BOYS" HAS WRITTEN A BOOK ABOUT HIS PARENTS AS A SALUTE TO VETERAN'S DAY. A VERY TOUCHING STORY ABOUT WORLD WAR 2 AND THE PEOPLE WHO MADE OUR FREEDOM POSSIBLE.

Joseph S. Bonsall is a twenty-nine-year member of the American music group, The Oak Ridge Boys, and a six-time Grammy award winner as well as Gospel Hall of Fame member. He is also the author of the acclaimed Molly The Cat childrens book series as well as many published articles in major magazines and on the Internet. He lives in Hendersonville, Tennessee with his lovely wife, Mary Ann, and their eight cats, Molly, Omaha, Gypsy, Sally Ann, Teddy, Callie, Bayb and Bud. Joe and Mary also have a 400-acre farm on the Kentucky/Tennessee state line. The song G.I. Joe and Lillie, as recorded by the Oak Ridge Boys, appears on their album, Colors.

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