This is a post from a friend on a Mom board that I thought was so incredible and unfortunately true in our soiety today. Nancy, thanks for bringing this to my attention......
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 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 check book out and wrote a check for the full amount right there on the spot.
The soldiers 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: mis-fits like Britney Spears, Madonna, Tom Cruise and others make front page news with their ridiculous antics? Denzel Washington's charity doesn't even make page 3 in the Metro section of any newspaper except the local newspaper in San Antonio.
Isn't it a about time to put the real heroes in the spot light and stop glamorizing fast, loose, irresponsible living.......
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