Mr Denzel Washington- REAL American 100%

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by sal_jr, May 16, 2006.

  1. sal_jr

    sal_jr New Member

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    From an email I recieved this morning:


    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. He took his check

    book 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.

    Other Hollywood types make front page news with their

    anti-everything America crap 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.
     
  2. Gator

    Gator New Member

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    People like that are few and far between.
     

  3. therena

    therena New Member

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    Wish more movie stars would pull out there check books for the men and women who serve for us in in the good old USA
     
  4. tatersalad

    tatersalad New Member

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    nice to see this sort of thing from one of Hollywood's brightest. Nice contrast with the status quo.
     
  5. TA2D

    TA2D New Member

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    He is a good man, even though I don't like many of his movies... they all seem to have the base storyline. I would be nice if more of the wealthy would donate to help our fighting forces who give them the rights to do and say what they want!

    Aaron

    TA2D

    "PAIN IS WEAKNESS LEAVING THE BODY!" Any Marine Corps Drill Instructor
     
  6. Tulcat

    Tulcat New Member

    I can't say that I have ever seen one of his movies, but I do applaud him for his contribution, but it is NOT quite as good as the original post states (part true, part urban legend)

    "The problem, according to Fisher House President David Coker, is that while Washington did make a 'sizeable' donation to the program, the e-mail claim is almost entirely bogus.

    "Denzel came to visit with the soldiers and Marines being cared for at Brooke Army Medical Center last December 17th," Coker said. "He visited with them and told them how much he respects their service. He also toured one of the two Fisher Houses at Brooke Army Medical Center."

    Washington told Coker at the time he would like to make a commitment to support the work of Fisher House.

    "Denzel did not take out a checkbook and write a check on the spot," Coker says. "He seldom carries a check book with him."

    Coker said Washington did in fact make a sizeable donation to Fisher House several months after his visit to BAMC. He declined to comment on the size of the donation, but it was not enough to build a new Fisher House.

    [Coker also] said the fact that Washington, 49, did not write a check 'on the spot' does not diminish his contribution to the Fisher House and his support 'for the men and women who serve our country.' "


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

    sal_jr New Member

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    right on, Tulcat! Thanks for getting the story straight for me! reps to ya for that!


    Still- either way, washington did a noble thing.


    OH yeah- and if you want a good Washington movie, go rent Ricochet with him and John Lithgow.

    Great film.
     
  8. Tulcat

    Tulcat New Member

    I'm not much of a movie person, but I do appreciate the suggestions.

    And YES I AGREE his deed was most noble, far above 99.9% of his hollywood peers actions with few exceptions.
     
  9. elphaba7

    elphaba7 New Member

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    Great find, Sal. It's nice to hear a good deed from Hollywood, rather than hearing about the latest "It Girl" catfight, or whether or not Britney Spears is pregnant again.:roll_eyes:
     
  10. sal_jr

    sal_jr New Member

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    It aint mine~! I dont even know the cow!
     
  11. elphaba7

    elphaba7 New Member

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    Sal, I know you have better taste than that...and I'd suspect you'd like to have someone who can actually participate in a coversation with you.:wink:
     
  12. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    She can participate, jumping rope is participation.
     
  13. sal_jr

    sal_jr New Member

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    Participate?

    2 days ago while driving home from my parents cabin Elena spent an hour trying to teach me 3 tounge twisters in Russian.

    Britney couldnt hold two english words together without her legs springing open.
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: