In 1994, theatre screens everywhere were playing the now iconic film “Forrest Gump” which starred Tom Hanks as a loveable young man who is present during some of the most historical moments in history. Along his life journey he meets a man who becomes one of the most memorable persons in his life – Lt. Dan Taylor played by Gary Sinise.

In that role, Sinise also made his mark especially during the scene where Lt. Dan is up in the crow’s nest of a shrimping boat during a storm challenging God only to find peace he had been lacking. Sinise has since gone on to other film roles and is currently on the highly successful television show CSI.

What most people don’t know is that he has a band called “Lt. Dan Band”. The cover band founded by Sinise and Kimo Williams, began doing cover band songs and small venues. It has grown to include charity events such as the USO and Operation Iraqi Children. They also play at different military bases around the United States.

Sinise is an avid support of the military and their families and is currently involved in building a memorial to America’s three million living disabled veterans. So much so that “The Lt. Dan Band” is currently scheduled to perform in Temecula on March 1st at the Old Town Temecula Community Theatre (www.temeculatheatre.org for tickets).

The funds from the concert go towards building 27-year-old Lance Cpl. Juan Dominguez, a triple amputee, wounds received in Afghanistan, a smart home. This home will be designed to allow him to live independently with state-of-the-art features.

The Gary Sinise Foundation works with the Stephen Stiller Tunnel to Towers Foundation (and is so named for the firefighter who perished in 9/11) and are able to give Dominguez his wish of a home in Temecula with his young daughter.

To find out more about the concert tickets please call 866-653-8696 or www.TemeculaTheater.org. For more information on The Gary Sinise Foundation contact www.GarySiniseFoundation.org and for the Stephen Stiller Tunnel to Towers Foundation go to www.tunneltotowers.org.

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Jeri Jacquin

Jeri Jacquin covers film, television, DVD/Bluray releases, celebrity interviews, festivals and all things entertainment.


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