Congressional Medal of Honor Society presents Patriot Award for tireless advocacy for veterans.

Gary Sinise, best known for his iconic role as Lieutenant Dan in the classic film Forrest Gump, has dedicated himself to aiding veterans. Through his Gary Sinise Foundation, he has greatly enhanced the lives of veterans, servicemembers, first responders, and their families.

Sinise has received numerous awards for his charitable work, but his most prestigious recognition came in 2020 when he was honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society Patriot Award. The award was presented to him by acclaimed actor Joe Mantegna, who affectionately referred to Sinise as “Lt. Dan.”

During the award ceremony, Mantegna spoke eloquently about Sinise’s remarkable character, noting that “Not all heroes are forged on the battlefield.” He highlighted Sinise’s unwavering commitment to his country, which is matched only by his dedication as a husband, father, and friend.

Gary Sinise fully deserves this honor. His tireless advocacy for veterans has touched countless lives, and his efforts to bring about positive change serve as an inspiration to everyone.

While receiving the Patriot Award is an extraordinary achievement, it’s clear that no award can fully express our gratitude to Gary Sinise. His passion, generosity, and genuine care for our nation’s heroes are unparalleled.

We extend our deepest thanks to Gary Sinise. Thank you for your steadfast support and uplifting spirit toward our veterans. You truly exemplify the qualities of a real hero in every way.