Saturday, December 22, 2007

DENZEL WASHINGTON: An American Hero

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Denzel Washington, and Brooks Army Medical Center

Remember this next time you walk up to the ticket window of your local movie theater with $10 in your hand.

Don't know whether you heard about this, but Denzel Washington and his family visited the troops at Brook Army Medical Center, in San Antonio, Texas (BAMC) the other day. This is where soldiers who have been evacuated from Germany come to be hospitalized in the United States, especially burn victims.

There are some buildings there called Fisher Houses. The Fisher House is a Hotel where soldiers' families can stay, for little or no charge, while their soldier is staying in the Hospital. BAMC has quite a few of these houses on base, but as you can imagine, they are almost filled most of the time.

While Denzel Washington was visiting BAMC, they gave him a tour of one of the Fisher Houses. He asked how much one of them would cost to build-- and he took his checkbook out and wrote a check for the full amount right there on the spot! The soldiers overseas were amazed to hear this story and want to get the word out to the American public, because it warmed their hearts to hear it.

The question is - why do: Brad Pitt, Madonna, Tom Cruise--and other Hollywood fluff--make front page news with their ridiculous antics and Denzel Washington's patriotism doesn't even make page 3 in the Metro section of any newspaper except the Local newspaper in San Antonio?

5 Comments:

Blogger CHOMP said...

Denzel Washington is tops in my book. He is what America is all about.

I will put this article on my blog too. If enough bloggers pass this story along, the world will know about Denzel despite the media silence. This is the way thousands of blogs can make a difference!

catfleas

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its great of Denzel to do this, he's one of the very few actors who ''get it'', those who realize who the real heros are. Shame the rest of Hollywood doesn't. And to think, Hollywood was once patriotic. J'Mac.

7:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Denzel Washington doesn't make a fool of himself like most celebs do, because he has CLASS, which is something most others know nothing about and really don't seem to care. Some that think they know everything, are really Stupid..TC comes to mind...
GOOD JOB MR. WASHINGTON
mc

8:22 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Thank you so much, MC, for sending me this nice notice. Goodness knows I wouldn't have been able to see it in the regular MSM--they just don't bother with the pro-America, pro-military heroes!

You've just become one of my good contributors!

11:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DONAL when did this happen? I heard about this around a year ago and I THINK it came out as an urban legend. The deal about him stroking a check...I hope not because it's such a nice thing.

Morgan

5:14 PM  

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