Gary Sinise, who played Lt. Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump, among many other iconic movie and television roles, has worked almost constantly to help people in the armed forces and EMS for many years.

He created the Gary Sinise Foundation which raises almost $30 million dollars a year for active-duty servicemen and women, veterans, first responders + their families + caregivers, and others in need.

He often shows up at USO shows playing with the Lt. Dan Band. He has been named an honorary U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer - August 2012 - and he was named an honorary Marine by the Commandant of the Marine Corps - August 2013.

Here, he is asked to sit down and watch a clip, but has no idea what he is about to watch.

Gary Sinise just seems like a guy that makes everyone around him feel good, because he is that good of a person. So, to say that he deserves these 'Thank you's' is an understatement.

And when you see the numerous and caliber of celebrities, as well as those men and women that he's helped in the video, you kind of get the impact he's had.

In honor of his commitment, our CEO, General Robin Rand, made a surprise video for Gary with General Colin Powell, Tom Hanks, Jay Leno, Robin Roberts, Ron Howard, Rob Lowe, Robert DeNiro, Maria Shriver, Tim Allen, Steve Buscemi, Joe Mantegna, Kristin Chenoweth, Richard Rawlings, Judd Apatow, Mayim Bialik, Sela Ward, Tim Allen, Aaron Eckhart, Iliza Shlesinger, Jeff Perry, Donal Logue and Kellie Pickler along with our heroes from the military, first responders, Medal of Honor recipients, Gold Star families and the USO, all expressing their gratitude to Gary’s for his humanitarian work, hoping to inspire people to give back.