Jon Voight attended the “Salute to America” event in Washington D.C. on July 4th and was caught in an unscripted candid moment doing something extraordinary for what we call Gold Star families.
Mike Hahn, who is also a Trump supporter, spotted John doing something amazingly humble, which showed his pure heart and character. It rained early in the day before the celebration started, and Mike caught John on video as John took it upon himself to take a roll of paper towels and wipe the chairs that were set aside for Gold Star mothers to be seated.
More on the event from BizPac Review:
“While Hollywood Elites protested President @realDonaldTrump’s ‘Salute to America’ on July 4th… Here’s a video of John Voight cleaning the rain off seats for Gold Star families. This is what it’s all about!” Hahn wrote when posting the video of 80-year-old Voight wiping down the chairs.
Check out the video below:
While Hollywood Elites protested President @realDonaldTrump’s ‘Salute to America’ on July 4th…
Here’s a video of John Voight cleaning the rain off seats for Gold Star families.
This is what it’s all about! pic.twitter.com/q1iAyUnWSs
— Mike Hahn (@mikehahn_) July 9, 2019
While some Trump-hating Hollywood “stars” like Alyssa Milano have tried to dismiss Voight over his politics, the actor has stayed true to his beliefs and still managed to have success within Hollywood.
He currently stars on the highly acclaimed Showtime drama series “Ray Donovan” and he has also appeared in recent hit films like “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”
A few days before the event, Voight praised the Gold Star moms he would be attending the July 4th festivities with.
“There’s no greater honor than to stand with these moms who have lost their loved ones who sacrificed for our country, for our freedoms, and who love and honor and respect our nation. If they knew anything about the Second World War, they’d know that socialism is a disaster It’s never produced anything anywhere in the world. It’s an economic sinkhole, but it also produces nothing but misery and violence,” the Academy Award-winning actor said.
I don’t know how this hits you, but for me, to see someone who has enjoyed such great success be this thoughtful and concerned about the comfort of his fellow Americans makes me just that more determined to give honor to whom honor is due.
In all honesty, it makes me think of the account in the New Testament of the Holy Bible when Jesus washed the feet of the disciples. By his simple act of kindness and obedience, he was lifted up to even greater heights of respect and admiration and set the tone for the rest of us as an example of how we should act. The one with a haughty attitude will be brought low, and the one with the humble spirit will be lifted up in the sight of God and man.