Gary Sinise applauds the sacrifices of America's military families in his essay "Do Something for our Veterans"

By iParticipate on Fri, Sep 18 2009, 12:47:40
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Serving the nation is a great tradition in my family. My grandfather served in World War I. My dad served in the Navy, and two uncles served in World War II. And two of my wife's brothers served in Vietnam.

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