Gary Sinise and his foundation have once again made some amazing, heart-warming Christmas magic at Walt Disney World for some very special, deserving families.
The annual “Snowball Express” by the Gary Sinise Foundation has escorted 1700 fallen US soldier’s surviving family members in tribute to spend 5 days at “The Most Magical Place on Earth.”
After arriving at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL, Gary Sinise Foundation Snowball Express families are enjoying community activities while coming together to honor the lives of lost service members. #SBEGSF #SnowballExpress pic.twitter.com/3H2Oqwa1wC
— GarySiniseFoundation (@GarySiniseFound) December 8, 2019
“Each December, we host a five-day experience for 1,750+ children of the fallen and their surviving parent or guardian,” the foundation’s website says. “As a therapeutic retreat with a blend of fun and inspiring programs, these families can lean on their peers for support.”
American Airlines partnered with the foundation to transport all participating family members to Orlando. The Gary Sinise Foundation also hosts other events throughout the year outside the “Snowball Express.”
1/ It’s one of our favorite days of the year: the day of the #SnowballExpress! Today at BNA, @GarySiniseFound and @AmericanAir sent families of fallen soldiers on a five-day, all-expenses-paid holiday retreat at @WaltDisneyWorld.
📸: Mike Ayers, American Airlines pic.twitter.com/oVmVBQaP7k
— Fly Nashville (@Fly_Nashville) December 7, 2019
His amazing efforts each year make dreams come true for families who have lost someone who served in combat protecting our country. The trip has over 1,000 Gold Star children, along with their guardians, making over 1,750 participating in the trip.
This charter left Los Angeles this morning with 91 kids, 176 in all, and I got to take these photos with them before they left. I’ll join up in a few days. Have fun kids! We love you! pic.twitter.com/jPRuZ0iuIp
— Gary Sinise (@GarySinise) December 7, 2019
We hope these families have an amazing trip and thank them for their sacrifice. Join Just Disney in thanking them in the comments and over on social media!