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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Lt. Dan Band’s rockin’ movie and mission


Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band recently released a documentary, For the Common Good, about their mission domestically and to foreign lands to perform for the military and first responders.  Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band will also be taking the mission to Cantigny this Saturday in Wheaton.

Lt. Dan Band is named for Sinise’s Oscar nominated role of Lt. Dan in Forest Gump, an angry Vietnam Vet who looses his legs in a wicked firefight, and later finds inner peace through the inspiration of Forest Gump  (Tom Hanks) and shrimpin’ in the Gulf of Mexico.  The band has been performing for the troops since 2003.

Sinise, an Illinois native, attended Highland Park High School and was a founding member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago in 1974.  He is currently the star of CSI: NY which airs on CBS.

The documentary gives good perspective to support the cause for the common good.  A portion of the proceeds from movie sales will be donated to support veterans and troops.  To purchase the DVD visit www.ltdanbandmovie.com.

Rockin’ for the Troops is July 21

Operation Support Our Troops-America is set for Rockin’ for the Troops this Sat., July 21, at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.  The Voices and 7th Heaven will take the stage prior to the Lt. Dan Band.   Special guests will include Big John Howell, Amy Jacobson and Isabella Nanni.

The all-afternoon-and-evening family-friendly music festival also  includes activities for children, raffles, military displays and information booths, food concessions, a beer garden and surprises throughout the day.

Gates will open at 12PM with live entertainment on stage beginning at 2PM.

Tickets are $25 each and are available online as well at local Jewel stores.  For additional information about Rockin’ for the Troops, volunteer opportunities and more, visit www.rockinforthetroops.org.

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