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Gary Sinise's Firehouse Dinner and Book Launch for Grateful American

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Friends of Firefighters Inc

199 Van Brunt Street

Brooklyn, NY 11231

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Award-winning film and TV actor/humanitarian Gary Sinise and Friends of Firefighters invite you to a special firefighter-prepared dinner and book presentation at Friends of Firefighters' historic Red Hook firehouse in Brooklyn to celebrate Gary Sinise's newly published book, Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service.

Dinner will be followed by a live book discussion and Q&A of Gary Sinise's incredible life and work with Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade, as well as a performance from U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and Gotham actor J.W. Cortés.

Details of the event follow:

WHEN
Sunday, February 10, 2019
5pm – 6:30pm: VIP Dinner with Gary Sinise (limited to first 35 people)
7:15pm – 8:15pm: Book Presentation (limited to 50 people)

WHERE
Friends of Firefighters
199 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn NY, 11231

PRICE
$250 per person: Intimate Dinner with Gary Sinise catered by FDNY Firefighters, including MasterChef finalist Chef Eric Howard (Includes Photo with Gary Sinise, VIP Seating for Book Presentation, Signed Book, and Friends of Firefighters T-Shirt)

$50 per person: Book Presentation (Includes Signed Book)

ABOUT THE BOOK

As a kid in suburban Chicago, Gary Sinise was more interested in sports and rock-n-roll than reading or schoolwork. But when he impulsively auditioned for a school production of "West Side Story," he found his purpose--or so it seemed. Within a few years Gary and a handful of friends created what became one of the most exciting and important new theater companies in America. From its home in a church basement in Highland Park, Illinois, the Steppenwolf Theatre launched a series of groundbreaking productions, igniting Gary's career along with those of John Malkovich, Joan Allen, Gary Cole, Laurie Metcalf, Dennis Farina, John Mahoney, and others. Television and film came calling soon after, and Gary starred in Of Mice and Men (which he directed) and The Stand before taking the role that would change his life in unforeseeable ways: Lieutenant Dan in the Academy Award-winning Forrest Gump.

The military community’s embrace of the character of the disabled veteran was matched only by the depth of Gary's realization that America's defenders had not received all the honor, respect, and gratitude their sacrifices deserve. In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, this became Gary's mission. While starring in hits like Apollo 13, Ransom, Truman, George Wallace, CSI: NY, and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Gary has worked tirelessly on behalf of those who serve this country, entertaining more than a half million troops around the world playing bass guitar with his Lieutenant Dan Band, raising funds on behalf of veterans, and eventually founding the Gary Sinise Foundation with a mission to serve and honor America’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need.

Grateful American is the moving, entertaining, profoundly gripping story of how one man found his calling: to see that those who defend this country and its freedoms are never forgotten.

Click HERE to view the book trailer.

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All proceeds will be going to Friends of Firefighters, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to providing independent, confidential, and free mental health counseling and wellness services for active and retired FDNY firefighters and their families.

To learn more about Friends of Firefighters, click HERE.

FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT SYLVIE BROWN AT SYLVIE.BROWN@FRIENDSOFFIREFIGHTERS.ORG

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