OSHKOSH, WIS. – Gary Sinise and The Lt. Dan Band will return to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2015 as the grand finale of a daylong salute to veterans on Friday, July 24. Performing for the fifth time at EAA AirVenture since 2008, the popular band will be hosted by the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and EAA Warbirds of America at the Boeing Plaza stage.
Sinise, best known for his role as Vietnam veteran Lt. Dan Taylor in the classic film “Forrest Gump,” and as the star of the hit TV series “CSI: New York,” plays bass in The Lt. Dan Band and is a well-known supporter of veterans and active-duty personnel. The concert will be a highlight of AirVenture’s own Salute to Veterans Day on July 24 and is included with the day’s admission to AirVenture.
Other highlights throughout the day include extended warbird aircraft performances during the afternoon air show, a flight line parade honoring veterans, and other activities to salute those who have served.
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