The Hollywood Walk of Fame isn’t our usual beat, but we confess we’re thrilled that Gary Sinise finally has a star there. It’s not often that an accomplished and successful actor is acknowledged by fans like the Department of Defense and the USO.

Jenelle Riley of Variety noted the extensive list of programs that fall under the umbrella of the Gary Sinise Foundation:

Among its many programs are RISE (Restoring Independence, Supporting Empowerment), which works on home modifications and adaptations to homes for the wounded, and the First Responders Outreach, which supports and provides equipment to firemen, policemen and EMTs. He also tours worldwide playing with the Lt. Dan Band, named after his character in “Forrest Gump.”

Asked where he finds time to do it all and star in a hit series, Sinise simply states, “You gotta sleep on airplanes. That’s it.”

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