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  • A Man Who Truly Cares

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

    The Media (Accidently?) missed this one!!!!

    Please read this: The troops overseas would like you to send it to everybody you know

    Denzel Washington , and Brooks Army Medical Center

    Don't know whether you heard about this but Denzel Washingtonand 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. 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 his 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:
    ?Spears, Lindsay Lohan,
    Paris Hilton,

    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 .

    A true American and friend to all in uniform!

    This needs as wide a distribution as we can create.
    Share it!

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    He truly did it for the right reasons and not just for a photo op. He easily could have had his publicist arrange for the media to notice his gesture.

    We had someone donate a large sum of money to the organization I work at. When the board offered to name the childcare center after them the donor refused stating it was "White Man's Graffiti".
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    • #3
      Re: A Man Who Truly Cares

      not to burst a bubble but this did happen, mostly, back in 2004. Denzel Washington did visit BMAC and did make a contribution (not on the spot nor enough to pay for an entire Fisher House addition) and it still is a good story. the true parts are, at least

      snopes is your friend

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      • #4
        Re: A Man Who Truly Cares

        Denzel Washington is a darn good actor too. It's sad how the media has to blast us with crap and hides the good stuff. Very sad


        • #5
          Re: A Man Who Truly Cares

          Link to the Snopes article

          I salute his support of the Fisher Houses and our Vets.

          It would be nice if there was a way for us in the construction
          industry to help build additional Fisher Houses in the same
          way that Habitat For Humanity homes are built by donating
          our labor to the cause.
          Last edited by Bob D.; 09-07-2009, 12:35 PM.
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