Paul Newman R.I.P.
September 27, 2008
Yesterday, at the age of 83, Paul Newman passed away due to cancer. Throughout his life, Newman wore many hats. Having acted in more than 65 movies, Newman was an icon in Hollywood. Known best for his acting and race car driver, there is so much more that defines the person that Paul Newman was.
How many of our readers, know of the many charitable things that he did? He opened summer camps for ailing children. Mr. Newman was an avid supporter of our military. Each year, through his Newman’s Own non-profit organization, he awarded grants to nonprofit organizations that provide support for our Troops and their families. The purpose of the Newman’s Own Awards is to recognize to volunteer and non-profit organizations supporting our nation’s military families. By providing grants to these organizations, he ensured that our Troops and their families were taken care of.1 The program began in 1999 and each year, thousands of dollars are awarded to these volunteer and non-profit organizations.
The military community and the world in general will miss this man and the many wonderful things he did for others. I hope that each of us will remember his inspirational works and try to live up to his example. R.I.P. Mr. Newman.
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