Friday, October 30, 2009

Denzel @ BAMC

Denzel Washington at Brooks Army Medical Center - A true American and friend to all in uniform!

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 the 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 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.

4 comments:

Keith said...

Great photos. It's fantastic to see Denzel visiting our brave men and women who serve their country honorably. We need more celebs like Denzel. God bless him.

Major Pepperidge said...

Pretty amazing, it's always great when our troops are appreciated in such a big way. Way to go Denzel!

Maybe those other celebrities contribute to other causes (god knows there are a lot out there) or we just don't hear about the good stuff because it isn't "newsworthy"?

outsidetheberm said...

Amen to that, viewliner. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Hadn't heard a word about it. Good man.

Anonymous said...

The fact that only part of this is true should not detract from the honor of the parts that are true.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/denzel.asp

Thanks for posting this, I agree with the essence of the statements and the comments, including the observations about other "celebutards".

I very much enjoy your blog and thank you for your hard work.