If you use social media you’ve probably heard the inspiring story of Denzel Washington helping America’s greatest heros, our soldiers! According to multiple sources the story originates from December 2004 when Denzel did in fact visit the Brook Army Medical Center and pledged his support. In April of 2005 Denzel made a monetary donation, the center described as Denzel coming through ”in a big way.” BAMC never disclosed the amount of the donation but Fisher House spokesman, James Weiskopf, says it’s one of the largest in the organization’s history. Denzel also agreed to serve on the Fisher House board of trustees.
Regardless of the details of the story, one fact remains the same, Denzel Washington did a noble thing. So I share this story out of respect for our soldiers and to inspire others to do their parts in what ever capacity possible. Here’s how it reads:
Remember this next time you walk up to the ticket window of your local movie theater with $10 in your hand. The Media (Accidentally?) missed this one!!!!
Please read this: The troops oversees would like you to send it to everybody you know.
Subject: Denzel Washington, and Brooks Army Medical Center.
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.