Tennessee is certainly used to getting new neighbors from California. And they’re about to get another one, and this time it’s someone you definitely know from one of the most iconic movies ever made. That neighbor is bringing with him an organization doing work that impacts many in our community.
There is only one thing that best described Gary Sinise, he is a true national treasure.
Sinise, best known for his Oscar-nominated turn as Lieutenant Dan Taylor in the 1994 film Forrest Gump, says Tennessee’s proximity to other places in the county played a part in the relocation.
Sinise and his foundation grew tired of California and have moved his organization to Nashville, Tennessee. He’s about to call a new place home.
The Gary Sinise Foundation raises money for many causes for military and first responders. It does work including giving specially designed houses to wounded veterans. Sinise also plays concerts for veterans with the Lt. Dan Band.
Here’s what Fox News reported:
Gary Sinise moves the foundation from California to Nashville, and says he looked at all ‘no-tax’ states.
Actor Gary Sinise announced Tuesday on “Fox & Friends” he’s moving his non-profit foundation and his family from Los Angeles to Nashville, Tennessee.
Sinise told hosts Brian Kilmeade, Steve Doocy and Ainsley Earhardt it was a family decision to make the cross-country move.
“After so many decades and some great successes here in California in the movie and television business, we wanted to change,” he said.
The star of “Forrest Gump” created a charity and veterans service organization called the Gary Sinise Foundation, which offers a variety of programs, services, and events for wounded veterans.
Sinise said the decision was motivated by not having to pay state income tax in Tennessee and having his band, the Lt. Dan Band, in the Nashville area.
“I looked at all those no-tax states. … But I have many, many friends in the country music business and filmmaker friends in Nashville. There are all kinds of production going on in the Nashville area. It is a great no-tax state as you mentioned. It will be good for the foundation,” he said, adding Tennessee is more “centrally located” near military bases.
This move will probably work out very well for him.
GSF is excited to officially announce we’re moving to Tennessee! We will move into a new headquarters this summer, and our very own @GarySinise also plans to move to the state with his family. Follow the link to read the full story from the @Tennessean. https://t.co/BMGBLc9ZHj
— GarySiniseFoundation (@GarySiniseFound) April 26, 2022
We made an exciting announcement today and just wanted to share with you all!
The @GarySiniseFound continues to expand our outreach and I thank you all for your continued support.https://t.co/ftaF2qz2Ep pic.twitter.com/xrU7tKuXWK
— Gary Sinise (@GarySinise) April 27, 2022