Invictus Games Open in Orlando

by Marilou Long on May 9, 2016

in Recommended Reading,Tribute

The Invictus Games kicked off today at Walt Disney World in Florida.  Prince Harry and Michele Obama gave opening speeches, and President Bush surprised Air Force Master Sgt. Israel del Toro on stage.  From the linked article:

Still, the most ardent applause was for the athletes whose debilitating wounds have not stopped them,  here to compete in the international games for wounded and ill service members.

“You will see people that should have died on the battlefield but instead are going for gold on the athletic field,” Prince Harry said to a thunderous crowd during the opening ceremony at the ESPN Wide World of Sports arena at Disney World. “You will be inspired.”

The younger British royal launched this week’s Invictus Games in 2014 in London after he saw the rehabilitative power of sport at the U.S. Warrior Games and wanted to take that healing spirit global.

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