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Actor Gary Sinise is celebrating what has been 25 years of advocacy for the non-profit organization Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

According to an online press release, Sinise first began working with DAV after he received an award from the organization for his role of Lieutenant Dan — a wheelchair bound veteran facing mental illness, alcoholism, and depression — in the classic film Forrest Gump.

“Your superb performance brought awareness of the lifelong sacrifice of disabled veterans back into public consciousness in a remarkably positive way,” The award plaque read.

The online announcement also listed some of Sinise’s many accomplishments, which include his “serving for nine years as the national spokesperson for the effort to build the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington, D.C. which was dedicated and opened to the public on October 5, 2014.” The memorial honors veterans of the armed forces of the United States who were permanently disabled during the course of their national service.​

A video released in the announcement shows Sinise’s committment to the DAV.

“Without Forrest Gump, I wouldn’t have been contacted by the DAV and been invited to their national convention,” Sinise said in the video.

“It was an honor to play Lt. Dan, I guess it was in some ways — you know when Lt. Dan talks about his destiny, I kinda feel like there was something at play there, that I would get to play that part,” the Apollo 13 star said of the role in a performance featured in the video.

For more than two decades, Sinise has honored the families of fallen war heroes and worked to recognize those who have fought in America’s armed forces.

Last year, Sinise gave free trips to Disney World to almost 1,700 Gold Star family members of fallen soldiers.

The Gary Sinise Foundation has also given back to many of those who have served the country. In 2018, a double-amputee veteran and his family received the keys to a specially-adapted smart home from Sinise’s foundation.

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Author: Kyle Morris

Source: Breitbart: Gary Sinise Celebrates 25 Years of Advocacy for Disabled Veterans

A small group of gun-control activists shouted death threats as they gathered outside the Louisville, Kentucky, home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Sunday night.

Chants of “No Trump, no KKK, no Fascist USA!” could be heard from the estimated 25 protesters in attendance, who also referred to the senator as “murder turtle.”

According to WLKY, police were present at the scene and prevented the protesters, who were dragging shovels on the ground and creating loud noise, from reaching McConnell’s home.

In a video shared on Facebook Live, one male protester said he hoped someone had a “voodoo doll for these bitches.” A female protester nearby later said, “Just stab the motherf*cker in the heart, please.”

A woman is on Facebook Live, outside of Senator McConnell’s home in Louisville, saying she hopes someone “just stabs the mother f*cker in the heart, please.” #KYSen pic.twitter.com/sHaPWqn32J

— Ben Goldey (@BenGoldey) August 6, 2019

“The bitch is home… we keep seeing the lights go on and off,” one protester said. “This hoe really thought he was going to get ready to be at home after he hurt his little punk ass shoulder. Bitch, don’t nobody give a f*ck! F*ck your thoughts and prayers, Mitch. F*ck you, f*ck your wife, f*ck everything you stand for. ”

“We’re out here because he wants thoughts and prayers, when another white man massacres people,” one protester said in regards to McConnell.

Protesters also took aim at McConnell’s wife, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao.

“F*ck Elaine! F*ck Elaine! F*ck Elaine,” one protester shouted.

Unaware of the threats made on Facebook Live, Louisville metro police told the New York Post that those in attendance outside of McConnell’s home were “protesting peacefully.”

A spokesman for the Louisville metro police added, “We are assisting Capitol Police.”

Earlier this week, 77-year-old McConnell was treated and released at a local hospital after he tripped on his patio and fractured his shoulder at his Kentucky home.

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Author: Kyle Morris

Source: Breitbart: WATCH — Protesters Gather Outside Mitch McConnell’s Home, Shout Death Threats

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