Charlie Waters speaks at a 2012 rally at the then-unfinished Fresno Veterans Home. Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature came under fire from Mr. Waters then for cutting funds for the Fresno veterans home. This delayed the arrival of the first residents. “The doors aren’t open,” Mr. Waters said at the time. “We will celebrate only when wounded veterans have a room in the home.” Waters’ advocacy was honored Sept. 3, 2014 – exactly one year before his death – when a bronze bust of him was unveiled at the veterans home in southwest Fresno.
Charlie Waters speaks at a 2012 rally at the then-unfinished Fresno Veterans Home. Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature came under fire from Mr. Waters then for cutting funds for the Fresno veterans home. This delayed the arrival of the first residents. “The doors aren’t open,” Mr. Waters said at the time. “We will celebrate only when wounded veterans have a room in the home.” Waters’ advocacy was honored Sept. 3, 2014 – exactly one year before his death – when a bronze bust of him was unveiled at the veterans home in southwest Fresno. JOHN WALKER Fresno Bee file
Charlie Waters speaks at a 2012 rally at the then-unfinished Fresno Veterans Home. Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature came under fire from Mr. Waters then for cutting funds for the Fresno veterans home. This delayed the arrival of the first residents. “The doors aren’t open,” Mr. Waters said at the time. “We will celebrate only when wounded veterans have a room in the home.” Waters’ advocacy was honored Sept. 3, 2014 – exactly one year before his death – when a bronze bust of him was unveiled at the veterans home in southwest Fresno. JOHN WALKER Fresno Bee file

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