Wednesday, May 14, 2008

‘Lt. Dan’ and his band coming to La Crosse

‘Lt. Dan’ and his band coming to La Crosse

By Tribune staff

Actor Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band will perform at 8 p.m. June 7 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex as part of the Veterans Memorial Ride.

The Remainders will open at 7 p.m., and a program will begin at 6 p.m.
Sinise’s concert is part of the Veterans Memorial Ride, which will include thousands of motorcycle riders who will converge on La Crosse, gathering first at the National Guard Armory in Onalaska, Wis., at 3:30 p.m., leaving there

at 4:30 p.m. led by former Gov. Tommy Thompson, and arriving at the field at 5 p.m.

Sinise, who stars in CBS’ “CSI: New York” and played the part of Lt. Dan in the movie “Forrest Gump,” is a longtime veterans advocate. This ride and Sinise’s concert will be the kickoff for what is to become an annual fundraising event in La Crosse to raise money for the Hall of Honor for Veterans at UW-L.

Tickets are $25 for general admission, $45 for preferred seating in the grandstand and $125 for VIP seating and parking. To purchase tickets, go to the event Web site at www.vets and click on the Ticketmaster logo.

This concert will be the last event in the stadium before it is torn down to make way for a new stadium.

As a disabled veteran I have the utmost respect and admiration for what Gary Sinise has done for veterans over the years. He has used his "fame" to raise the spirits of the veterans and money for causes to help the disabled. SALUTE sure wish I was close to Wis. Columbia SC is to far of a trip my power chair don't roll that far lol

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