Posted BY: NwoReport
The Gary Sinise Foundation and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida teamed up this month to honor the families of fallen veterans with the trip of a lifetime.
More than 800 families of fallen veterans were hosted at Disney World this month, WJXX-TV in Jacksonville reported.
This five-day event known as the Snowball Express allowed almost 2,000 people to experience one of the most famous tourist destinations on Earth, the outlet reported.
The Gary Sinise Foundation was founded to “serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need,” according to its website.
Snowball Express is just one way the foundation makes that a reality.
“I’ve had several mothers come up to me, with tears in their eyes, and say how grateful they are as moms to know that their children are with other children who experienced similar things,” Donna Palmer, executive director for the Gary Sinise Foundation, said, according to KABC-TV.
“That feeling of comfort and connection means so much to them,” she said.
The families seem to have an appreciation for how much they mean to Sinise and his entire team.
“I am completely overwhelmed by how amazing it has been,” one participant told the outlet. “You just feel the love.”