Denzel Washington has launched a one-man campaign to celebrate American troops returning home from the conflict in Iraq.

The movie star fears not enough is being done to welcome soldiers - who have risked their lives - back home, and insists Americans should show young men and women how proud they are of them.

Washington says, "What I want to talk about is what are we doing right now, today, for these young kids that are coming home? Are we embracing them?

"I don't hear about them being lifted up. I'm not just talking about a parade, but are they getting the support and the love they need from us.

"Maybe that story's being told but I sure haven't seen it that much in the news."

22/07/2004 08:54