Gary Sinise is one of many gathering this week to honor the troops through film at the GI Film Festival in Fairfax, Virginia.

"I've had the pleasure to be on ships, be in the field with the troops and on airplanes and all that kind of stuff," Sinise told FOX & Friends. "I've had an opportunity to do a lot of great things and see these people in action."

The "Forrest Gump" star explained that the GI Film Festival was born at a time when a lot of films were negatively portraying the military.

"I'm glad there's a film festival that's honoring them and highlighting the great things that they do," he explained. "Some negative films [were] coming out of Hollywood with regards to what was going on in Iraq and Afghanistan and what not, and the two founders Laura and Brandon, they decided that they wanted to highlight films that portrayed our veterans and military in a positive way."

Sinise said it is an honor for him to support the troops in any way he can.

"We're raising money to help our wounded...it's all because we care about these folks that serve our country and we want to make sure that they're taken care of before, during and after the battle."

He added," It's always a great honor to the sacrifices those who have fallen in service to our country. That's what Memorial Day is."

For more of Sinise's interview, watch the video above.

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