Soaring Valor: 40 High School Students Fly with Gary Sinise and the Greatest Generation


Last March, the Gary Sinise Foundation brought together 40 Texas veterans of World War II with 40 high school students from Grapevine-Colleyville ISD for a trip to the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.

The trip was part of the project Soaring Valor, which pays for veterans to travel to the WWII Museum. The students got to have a "living history lesson," sitting side by side with the men who defeated Hitler and Imperial Japan.

This past weekend, the Sinise Foundation posted a video of the event to its YouTube page. Sinise, a popular actor and advocate for veterans causes, shared a message on his Instagram account:

I never take for granted how fortunate I am when I'm in the presence of the men and women who saved the world from tyranny for all of us – our incredible WWII veterans. This Gary Sinise Foundation Soaring Valor event was another very special one, as on this trip we paired each of our honored WWII veterans with a high school student. A life changing unforgettable trip. God bless our Greatest Generation veterans for giving so much for freedom, and for sharing their wisdom with the youth of today. Please take a moment to watch this video and share.



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