Get ready Atlanta because Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band are coming to town to perform a free concert at The Battery Atlanta Georgia Power Pavilion @batteryatl after the Atlanta @braves-Cincinnati Reds game. It’s going to be a special night as we honor and show gratitude to those service members at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, an installation which plays a pivotal role in the community and our national defense. Link in bio for more information about the free postgame concert. 👆
The honorable act of serving our nation and communities takes courage and conviction. We acknowledge the sacrifices and commitment our heroes make to ensuring our nation’s defense and the safety and security of our communities. Today's Saturday Salute goes out to service dogs for veterans courtesy of the Gary Sinise Foundation's resident emotional support pup, Chewy. Nearly a year old, @chewbarkamillennialfalcon is beloved by everyone at the foundation and his many friends at puppy daycare. The Gary Sinise Foundation encourages everyone to take a moment on Saturdays to salute our nation's defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and our heroic furry friends. Check out the link in bio to help support Patriot Paws. 👆
Our nation’s heroes wear many uniforms from the camouflaged fatigues of the armed forces to the badge of community first responders. Selfless service, courage, and commitment define our men and women who are entrusted with protecting and defending our neighborhoods, cities, and country. Today only on #FundraiserFriday we ask for your donations which enable us to honor and serve our nation’s service members, first responders, veterans, and their families. Donate today by following the link in bio, and you’ll be eligible to receive one of four autographed Gary Sinise movie posters with the highest donation receiving the coveted Forrest Gump poster. 👆
Operation Iraqi Children (OIC) was launched in 2004 by Gary Sinise and author, Laura Hillenbrand with the mission of shipping school supplies to U.S. troops for them to give to Iraqi children. “Helping soldiers help children,” became the motto of the organization now known as Operation International Children. Gary was called to action after visiting schoolchildren at Albu Hassan School in Balad, Iraq in November 2003 while on a USO tour of Iraq where after the experience he thought to himself, “I can do more.” Read more about Gary’s philanthropic efforts in Iraq in our latest blog post by following the link in bio.👆
On Warrior Wednesday, we recognize the heroic efforts and acts of courage displayed by those who have served our nation. Tammie Jo Shults, a retired Navy fighter pilot and a pioneer in naval aviation, was in command and at the controls of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 when in April 2018, the plane lost its left engine en route from New York to Dallas. Shults, in command and at the controls of flight 1380, used decisive action and showed nerves of steel in landing the plane safely in Philadelphia. One of the first female fighter pilots in the Navy, Shults overcame many obstacles to blaze a path for future female fighter pilots. We honor Tammie Jo Shults, whose service in the Navy and with Southwest Airlines is an inspiration to many.
Our Snowball Express families enjoyed a thrilling day out at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita, CA this past Saturday. With Los Angeles County fire department vehicles at the main entrance to welcome the children and loved ones of a fallen military hero, smiles, high-fives and plenty of happy memories were made throughout the day. The day’s festivities included a meet and greet with the cast of Looney Tunes, riding roller coasters like Canyon Blaster, to putting the pedal to the metal while riding bumper cars. Because of your donations, we’re able to honor and serve our Snowball Express families.
Healing through music is at the core of Guitars For Vets (G4V), a nonprofit offering free guitar lessons and guitars to those veterans suffering from internal scars of war including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Like the concerts put on by Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band to honor and show gratitude to our nation’s heroes and their families, G4V empowers veterans through guitar lessons enabling self-expression and positive human interaction. On #TuesdayNewsday we direct your attention to the efforts being done by G4V whose impact can be felt throughout the Department of Veterans Affairs health care systems and at community-based outpatient clinics. Link in bio for more about G4V. 👆
USAF Gen. (Ret.) Robin Rand is featured in the latest blog post where he discusses leadership, his decades-long military career, his vision for the Gary Sinise Foundation and much more. As the foundation continues to grow its programmatic offerings and support functions and events -- serving an even larger population of our nation’s heroes and their families -- the landscape is ripe for impactful results and many lives to be touched. Yet challenges remain for those the foundation serves and honors; challenges necessitating a concerted effort and unshakeable leadership from the top down. Read the latest blog post by following the link in bio.👆
On Day two of Soaring Valor at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans veterans from Michigan visited Road to Berlin and Road to Tokyo exhibits which document the Pacific and European Theaters of war, respectively. The Victory Bells even serenaded the WWII GIs with their dazzling performance of 1940s-era hits. We’re honored to have facilitated this trip, like so many before and many to come, through the generosity of your donations and with the support of our partners. A special thank you goes out to @americanair, the official airline partner of the Gary Sinise Foundation.
Navy veteran Porter Pollard is set to paddle 500 miles over 30 days beginning in November from Panama City, Florida south through the Gulf of Mexico to Key West. Inspired by his father’s service in the Marine Corps in conjunction with his own service in uniform, Porter is taking to the water in a creative effort to raise at least $100,000 to benefit our country’s veterans, first responders and service members. Check out the link in bio to help support Porter in his seafaring endeavor. 👆
We honor and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and the men and women who contributed to one of humankind’s greatest achievements. President Kennedy, speaking before a special joint session of Congress, said in part, "this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before the decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the earth." On July 20, 1969, with the hope of a nation and with the world watching, the crew of Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, made history on the lunar surface. A milestone not just in American history but a shared milestone for humanity.
It's Fundraiser Friday, and today only we’re raising $20k for our Snowball Express families. Earlier this week, children of fallen military heroes visited the Gary Sinise Foundation for mentorship training where they enriched their skills, learned how to apply their values in their lives, and their future endeavors. Your generosity and giving will touch the lives of children of fallen military heroes, including Andrew Beard who lost his father in 2007. Through Snowball Express events and community support, Andrew has been able to open up about his struggles by making friends with fellow Snowball Express children. Now he's on his way to becoming a mentor for new and current children in the program. Donate now by clicking on the link in bio! 👆
WWII veterans from Michigan are currently taking part in Soaring Valor at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. These participants and contributors to the 20th century’s world war helped pave the way for our nation’s freedom and security. As part of Soaring Valor, we’ve partnered with The National WWII Museum to record the individual stories of America’s Greatest Generation and share them with the world. We honor all those who selflessly served in uniform on behalf of every American. A special thank you goes out to @americanair, the official airline of the Gary Sinise Foundation.
In partnership with Disabled American Veterans and Boulder Crest Retreat, since 2015 the Gary Sinise Foundation has connected more than 70 wounded veterans from different military conflicts in addition to first responders. Participants come together over the course of seven days to heal and find renewed strength to overcome their individual challenges, including post-traumatic stress and combat stress. Link in bio to learn more about relief and resiliency efforts through mentorship retreat. 👆
On Warrior Wednesday we honor the service and sacrifice of retired Marine SSgt Brandon Dodson who joined the Marine Corps after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. While on his fifth and final deployment in Afghanistan, SSgt Dodson stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) and lost both legs as a result of the injuries suffered on the battlefield. A recipient of a specially adapted smart home through the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program, Brandon Dodson is a loving father and husband whose selfless service, like so many of our service members, paved the way for nation’s security. Help us continue to support our nation’s heroes and their families by donating today in the link in bio.👆
Our ambassadors', actor @joemantegna and U.S. Army veteran and bilateral amputee @cedricking.us, a R.I.S.E. home recipient, were recently on hand at a star-studded gala in Beverly Hills to receive a generous donation raised by @paulmitchelledu . For the last 16 years, Paul Mitchell Schools, through their annual FUNraising campaign, has raised $855,000 for the Gary Sinise Foundation’s mission of serving and honoring our nation’s heroes and their families. Follow the link in bio for more about Paul Mitchell Schools' fundraising for nonprofits and charities. 👆
Gary recently shared more about his book, Grateful American during a moderated interview at Simi Valley Elks Lodge No. 2492 at the request of President Ronald Reagan Marine Corps League Detachment 597. "Mr. Sinise was quite relaxed, and that made it easy," said Dick Jennings, Commandant, Department of California Marine Corps League. "He was personable, direct, and funny. He answered my questions just like we were two buddies talking to each other. A pure delight." Now is your chance to find out Gary’s journey from self to service and the lives he has touched along the way. Follow the link in bio to purchase a copy of Grateful American.👆
We’re honored to have hosted Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavia at the Gary Sinise Foundation last week who toured our headquarters and sat down for lunch with staff. Bellavia, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant (ret.), demonstrated uncommon valor and heroism during Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah, Iraq on the night of Nov. 10, 2004. Read David Bellavia’s story of courage and selfless service in support of his unit and in defense of his country in the link in bio. http://bit.ly/2XNbbOk
When an improvised explosive device (IED) struck his humvee, Mike Schlitz lost his entire crew and suffered burns to 85% of his body while also losing both arms. He joined the Gary Sinise Foundation when it was in its infancy and serves our nations heroes and their families with the memory of his fallen comrades forever in his heart and on his mind. Read the story of retired Army Ranger and current Gary Sinise Foundation Ambassador and Associate Director of Outreach, Mike Schlitz, in the link in bio. 👆
Cassidy Cecil, a five-year-old entrepreneur in the making from North Canton, Ohio took it upon herself to fundraise for the Gary Sinise Foundation over Independence Day by selling homemade, hand-squeezed lemonade. Cassidy’s father, Jon Cecil, served in the Marine Corps as well as the National Guard and whose selfless service and patriotism genes didn’t fall far from the tree. We extend a heartfelt thank you to Cassidy and her family for raising money for our foundation in order to serve and honor our nation’s heroes and their families. Read the full story about Cassidy Cecil in the link in bio. 👆
We're highlighting a national hero who has served our country in uniform, whether of the armed forces or a first responder, whose actions demonstrate courage, honor, and selfless service. We call this day #warriorwednesday. After ejecting from his F-4 Phantom while on a mission over Laos in 1967, Air Force Capt. Lance Sijan was able to evade capture by the Viet Cong for a staggering 46 days all the while being injured and depleted of vital nutrients and water. Upon capture, Sijan was eventually taken to the infamous “Hanoi Hilton,” where he endured constant beatings and torture. Despite becoming deathly ill and unfathomably underweight, Sijan upheld the Code of Conduct, never wavering from his sense of duty and loyalty to his country. After his death in 1968, Sijan’s actions beyond the call of duty and story of survival were recognized by President Ford who awarded Capt. Lance Sijan posthumously with the Medal of Honor. On behalf of a grateful nation, we recognize Capt. Sijan whose inspiring actions and commitment to upholding the values of the armed services is a testament to the endurance of the human spirit and character of an uncommon patriot. Follow the link in bio for more about Lance Sijan. 👆
“It’s seeing them happy and knowing they mean something.” Judy Larkin has been volunteering with the Gary Sinise Foundation for more than three years. Inspired by Gary Sinise’s efforts and commitment of honoring our nation’s veterans, Larkin and her husband Tom, who served in Vietnam in the Navy onboard an aircraft carrier, drive more than 90 minutes from their South Carolina home to Veterans’ Victory House in South Carolina. Alongside other volunteers, they represent the Foundation as part of Serving Heroes, where a warm meal and lively entertainment are just two of the memorable experiences veterans receive. But it’s the personal connection and relationships that are built between volunteers and veterans, said Larkin, which are invaluable to these heroes. Donate today in the link in bio to help us serve and honor our nation’s heroes. 👆
We are honored to be at the halfway point in the construction of the future specially adapted smart home of U.S. Army Sgt. Stefan LeRoy (ret.) and his family. Sgt. LeRoy lost both his legs in the line of duty when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) during a deployment to Afghanistan in 2012. With the help of your donations, through our R.I.S.E. program, we are able to build specially adapted smart homes like the one currently in construction for Sgt. LeRoy for our nation’s most severely wounded veterans and first responders. Check out the photos from today’s “Walls of Honor” where friends, neighbors, and many others came together with the LeRoy family to honor and recognize their service and sacrifice to our country. Words of love, gratitude, and support were written throughout the foundation, a hallmark of “Walls of Honor.”
The apocalyptic devastation of Hurricane Maria which swept through the Caribbean in September 2017 severed Puerto Rico’s electrical grid and damaged an already battered infrastructure. Thousands of the island's citizens experienced a prolonged blackout, and clean drinking water became a precious resource. One month after Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band visited Puerto Rico for a military support concert in March 2018, Gary decided to begin monthly Serving Heroes at Fort Buchanan for the men and women in uniform and their families. This past May and June, our nation’s defenders and their families at Fort Buchanan, the Sentinel of the Caribbean, enjoyed a hot, All-American meal, served outside under a beautiful clear blue sky. With the help of your donations, we’re able to serve and honor our military men and women and their families through Serving Heroes. But as Gary reminds us, we can always do a little more. Consider donating to the Gary Sinise Foundation through the link in bio. 👆
The premier of Forrest Gump 25 years ago today introduced audiences and Vietnam veterans in particular, to Lt. Dan Taylor played by @GarySiniseofficial. The portrayal of Lt. Dan and 1960s America illustrated the struggles many Vietnam veterans experienced on their return home from deployment. Not just being unwelcomed by their fellow countrymen, many veterans struggled with drug and alcohol dependency, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Lt. Dan not only embodied these heroes and their struggles on the homefront but more importantly, demonstrated the resiliency and courage of the human spirit to overcome such hardships. Link in bio for more on the 25th anniversary of Forrest Gump. 👆
The Gary Sinise Foundation has been serving more than just a slice of Americana to our service members overseas at U.S. military bases in Germany and Korea. With the help of your donations, we’ve been able to deliver hot meals to our men and women in uniform on the Korean Peninsula at Camp Casey since 2015, USAG Daegu since 2018, and more recently Camp Humphreys. Find out more about Serving Heroes in the link in bio. 👆
What a night, our heroes at Veterans' Victory House in South Carolina had. Volunteers from the Gary Sinise Foundation served up delicious pizza and warm chocolate squares for the WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans in attendance as part of Serving Heroes. Food and fellowship are just one the ways we show our gratitude to all those who protect the freedom we all enjoy. With your donations we are able to provide our nation's heroes across the country with events such as Serving Heroes. While we can never do enough for our defenders and their loved ones, we can always do a little more. Donate today via the link in bio to help us honor and serve our nation's heroes. 👆
Celebrate Independence Day with the purchase of Grateful American written by Gary Sinise. With your purchase, you’ll receive unprecedented access to Gary’s office in a 360-degree video where Gary himself will show you around and highlight memorabilia from military service members and first responders that are proudly displayed throughout his office. Now is your chance to find out Gary’s journey from self to service and the lives he has touched along the way. Follow the link in bio to buy Grateful American. 👆
Independence Day is a day we honor and pay tribute to the patriotism, courage and selfless service of the men and women who affirmed the Declaration of Independence which fired liberty’s unifying shot at advancing the cause for freedom from the British Crown. We are grateful for these ordinary heroes whose historic and purposeful actions on July 4, 1776, and throughout the American Revolution are forever celebrated by every American. From all of us at the Gary Sinise Foundation, we wish you all a fun and safe Independence Day.
Inspired by his experience directing the production of Tracers in 1984 at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater, Gary Sinise made it imperative that our veterans be able to enjoy an evening at the theater free of charge. “Vets Night” was born as a result. Last week our nation’s veterans were treated to a hearty dinner and a preview of Hello, Dolly! at the Forest Theater in Carmel, California. More about "Vets Night" in the link bio. 👆
With the sun high in the clear blue sky and with family and friends gathered around his Covington, Georgia home this morning, police officer Matt Cooper was treated to a pleasant surprise when a Polaris GEM shuttle vehicle pulled into his driveway. The all-electric vehicle was donated to the Coopers by the Gary Sinise Foundation as part of the Foundation's R.I.S.E. program. Before joining the Covington Police Department, Cooper served in Iraq and Afghanistan while in the Army. Last September he was shot in the face while on duty leaving him with a paralyzed vocal cord, the loss of hearing in his right ear, and limited movement in his left arm. He has been unable to operate a car ever since. The six-seat Polaris vehicle is Cooper’s keys to newfound independence and empowerment. Through his smile and humble disposition, he said after taking the vehicle for a spin around the neighborhood with his wife in the passenger seat and their two children in the back seats, “I love it. Heck ya!” Learn more about the R.I.S.E. program and how we serve and honor our nation's heroes in the link in bio. 👆
“This is the best decorated, most attended family dinner event I have seen here on PAFB.” We couldn’t agree more with Maj. Gen. Liquori about the fun-filled evening the USO in Colorado Springs, in conjunction with other partners and the Gary Sinise Foundation, put on at Peterson Air Force Base for service members and their families of the 21st Space Wing. Link in bio to learn more about how the Gary Sinise Foundation honors our nation’s defenders through year-round programming including Serving Heroes. 👆
Don’t miss the Summer 2019 issue of Air Chicago Magazine which features @garysiniseofficial on the cover with an in-depth article covering his impact on the stage, on the silver screen and in the lives of countless servicemembers, veterans, first responders, and their families through the efforts of the Gary Sinise Foundation. “Having veterans in my family, both my side of the family and my wife’s side, and having met such extraordinary people serving our country, I just knew after September 11  that there was a place for me in helping to support these folks." - Gary Sinise Check out the link in bio to read the full story. 👆
We’re proud to have awarded $32,000 to Chapmanville Fire Department in West Virginia whose volunteer firefighters were able to purchase new life-saving equipment and rescue tools. Link in bio to the full story. 👆
Today marks an important milestone for the Gary Sinise Foundation—our 8 Year Anniversary. Over the past 8 years, thanks to your generosity and support, we’ve honored and served so many grateful heroes and their families. Help us ensure the continued support of our nation’s veterans, defenders, first reponders and their loved ones for years to come via the link in our bio. ☝️
Auction for Heroes closes in less than 24 hours. More than 80 items are available to bid on including VIP experiences in New York and LA, tropical vacation destinations, to prized collectibles, and Gary Sinise autographed memorabilia. Now is your chance to support the Gary Sinise Foundation and contribute to our mission of serving and honoring our nation's heroes, defenders, and their families. Auction for Heroes link in bio 👆
Navy Reservist and school counselor, Anya Francis, made one inadvertent mistake last Spring while fulfilling her duty that in an instant permanently changed her life. Read our latest blog post in the link in bio about Anya Francis, a R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence and Supporting Empowerment) recipient, whose home is being modified to suit her injury. 👆
This past January, Tyler Jeffries and his family were given the keys to their new specially adapted smart home in Charlotte, North Carolina. Tyler, a R.I.S.E. recipient, was serving in Afghanistan in 2012 at a small combat outpost when during a mission he was hit by a command wire improvised explosive device. He lost both his legs as a result of the blast. Check out the video in the link in bio to see how the Gary Sinise Foundation, in conjunction with our partners, were able to serve and honor Tyler Jeffries and his family. 👆
People.com recently highlighted 100 reasons to love America in 2019, and they included @GarySiniseOfficial for his longstanding contributions to our nation's service members, veterans, first responders, and their families. Since 2011, your donations have helped the Gary Sinise Foundation support our nation's heroes and their loved ones through our four programmatic pillars: Restoring Independence and Supporting Empowerment (R.I.S.E.), Relief and Resiliency, Community Outreach and Education, and First Responder Outreach. While we can never do enough to show gratitude to our nation's defenders, we can always do a little more. Help us accomplish our mission by donating today in the link in bio. 👆
We’re honored to build a specially adapted smart home for USMC SSgt (ret.) Jesse Cottle and his family. Cottle, a R.I.S.E. recipient, deployed to Helmand Province in Afghanistan in 2009 as part of an Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) unit, when during a mission he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) resulting in the loss of both his legs from the blast. Check out the Walls of Honor video in the link in bio to see and hear the heartfelt words of support and encouragement written for Jesse and his family on behalf of a grateful nation. 👆
In partnership with @coopertire, we were able to donate new tires to volunteer fire departments in need including Dewitt, Nebraska, Russellville, Missouri, and Henderson, Kentucky for their emergency vehicles during Public Service Recognition Week. As part of First Responders Outreach, we’re making sure that our community heroes are able to accomplish the mission by providing them with essential, life-saving equipment to get the job done. Check out the story in the link in bio to read more about how the partnership between the Gary Sinise Foundation and Cooper Tires supports volunteer fire stations in need. 👆
“It was the simple fact that here is this celebrity who is giving up his time, his money, his everything to help serve us,” said Marine Corps Sergeant Andrew Bozeman (ret.) about the impact of the Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band on military service members. Bozeman planned to commit suicide on March 30, 2013, the same day the Lt. Dan Band were to perform at MCAS Yuma where he was based. Standing amongst his fellow Marines near the stage, Bozeman was captivated by the message Gary had for all in attendance: they [Marines] are making a difference and are the reason why the band is able to do what they do. “It helps you realize that there are people out there who are willing to help you.” Link in bio to the latest blog post about Marine Corps Sergeant Andrew Bozeman, the Lt. Dan Band, and veteran suicide is a must read. 👆
We recently had the opportunity to honor our veterans at our quarterly Serving Heroes luncheon in Kerrville, TX. There is nothing better than breaking bread and showing gratitude to our defenders. Through your generosity in giving to GSF, we were able to feed 180 patients and staff. Through our Serving Heroes program, we have been able to provide meals to more than 197,313 service members across the country and at U.S. military bases in both Germany and Korea. Learn more about Serving Heroes in the link in our bio and donate today. 👆
Check out this heartwarming highlight from our Invincible Spirit Festival (ISF) at Fort Belvoir. We brought more than just rock & roll to our nation’s heroes and their families.
Over Father’s Day weekend in San Diego, Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band honored and entertained Marines, sailors, veterans, and their families with concerts at MCAS Miramar, Naval Medical Center San Diego and Hotel Del Coronado. While we can never do enough for our defenders and their loved ones, we can always do a little more.
With nine days left to bid on more than 80 items in Auction for Heroes, we’re excited to showcase prized vacation destinations in the U.S. and abroad. With 20 locations to choose from your dream vacation is just a click away. Auction for Heroes link in bio 👆
“I knew that I had been given a special gift to take up for those who are weaker than myself.” Lisa Ramsey has been a police officer in the state of Texas since 1988. When she joined the Fort Worth Police Department in 1995 she was swiftly recruited into the Tactical Investigations Division to be apart of the vice and narcotics units. She loved the excitement and adrenaline of the work she was doing — often as an undercover agent for narcotics missions — and felt proud of her service. “It was more exciting than writing tickets,” she said of having zero interest in the more mundane aspects of police work such as traffic enforcement. “I wanted to go after real criminals.” When a drug bust went south on January 2, 2003, her life was permanently changed. Read our latest blog post about police officer Lisa Ramsey and learn how the Gary Sinise Foundation’s Restoring Independence and Supporting Empowerment (R.I.S.E.) program was able to restore Ramsey’s autonomy and freedom of movement through the purchase of an ALLY chair. Link in bio to the full story.👆
Marple Township Ambulance Corp in Delaware County, Pennsylvania was awarded a $6,800 grant by GSF to host a Tactical Casualty Care Course (TCCC) for its first responders. The program was originally developed by the Department of Defense to teach life-saving techniques and trauma care strategies to be employed on the battlefield. Learn more about our First Responders Outreach program in the link in bio and donate today. 👆
While we can never do enough for our defenders and their loved ones, we can always do a little more. Last month, our SBE families in Honolulu broke bread at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and came together as a community to support and encourage each other. Donate today by following the link in our bio to help GSF serve and honor those families whose loved ones paved the way for the freedom we enjoy today.
The Gary Sinise Foundation’s Auction for Heroes just added an autographed guitar from Gary’s personal collection. With a smoky, red wine finish, the 2012 Gibson les Paul guitar is American made and features mahogany in the body and maple in the top. Its versatile playing ability and modern style are sure to resonate with guitarists and collectors alike. Proceeds from Auction for Heroes — as well as donations — will go towards the foundation’s programmatic services benefitting our nation’s men and women in uniform, veterans, first responders, and their families. Follow the link in profile ☝️ to start bidding on the guitar and many other featured items.