Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Supporting Our Troops & Their Families
Denzel Washington and his family recently visited the troops at Brook Army Medical Center, in San Antonio,Texas (BAMC). Many soldiers who have been evacuated from Germany to the states go there for treatment, especially burn victims. They have buildings there called Fisher Houses- hotels 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 they are almost completely filled most of the time. While Mr. 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.
"Home is ever so far away in the palm of your hand, and how to get there it is of no use to tell you. But you will get there; you must get there; you have to get there. Everybody who is not at home, has to go home."