Prince Harry And Michelle Obama Talk To Robin Roberts Ahead Of Invictus Games
Prince Harry and First Lady Michelle Obama sat down with ABC’s Robin Roberts ahead of the Invictus Games that are being held in Orlando, Fla., his week.
Prince Harry & Michelle Obama
Prince Harry, who had served in Afghanistan as part of the British army, created the Invictus Games as a way for injured veterans to once again represent their country. The Games, which were first held in 2014, include sports such as wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and indoor rowing.
“[It] doesn’t have to be camouflage, but wearing a uniform, to be able to wear your national flag again on your left chest or on your left arm is such a massive thing for these guys,” Prince Harry told Roberts.
Obama added, “These men and women are looking for their next mission. Once they take that uniform off, they’re still looking for ways to serve.”
Obama, who has been a champion of veterans and military families in the United States, highlighted the importance of recognizing the “invisible injuries” that afflict those coming back from serving in the armed forces and others.
“What we all know is that mental health can affect us all,” Obama said. “It’s not just men and women in uniform. It’s not just our veterans. They come back and they’re ready to work and – but for those who do, it’s so important for us to work to de-stigmatize it so that people feel the support to go out and get the support they need.”
The Invictus Games are being held through May 12 at ESPN Wide World of Sports & Walt Disney World.
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