Gary Sinise (CSI: New York’s Mac Taylor) posted a blog entry on the website for the Gary Sinise Foundation, in which he recounted the events of 9/11 from his perspective and described the profound effect that day had on him. Here is an excerpt:
I can most certainly say that what happened to our country on September 11, 2001 changed me forever. It forced me to rethink everything. What do I really believe? How do I want to raise my kids? What kind of example do I want to set for them? What can I do to give back to this great country I love? How can I use my good fortune to help?
It was a turning point and marked the beginning of my quest of service. From my first handshake tour for the USO, to forming the Lt. Dan Band to, most recently, establishing the Gary Sinise Foundation, I found that the more I gave, the more I healed. The efforts to support the building of two 9/11 memorials, The Pentagon Memorial and The Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance, were a special privilege. Throughout my journey, I’ve met so many extraordinary people that inspire me to continue to do more.
You can read Sinise’s full blog post here.