Nonprofits Serving Veterans, The Invictus Games
With friends and several family members who have served and continued to serve in the U.S. military, I am not objective when it comes to veterans’ issues. I am supportive and grateful for the many nonprofits and faith-based organizations who minister to our veterans.
In a week where the news about Wounded Warrior Project doesn’t seem to be improving (read One More C Suite Exec Leaves Wounded Warrior Project) it was nice to see this story in Accounting Today, Sage, Prince Harry & his support for veterans. From the article:
Sometimes it’s the worry on her face in the morning when she talks about his pain that has lasted for a week and is hard for them to control. Other times, it’s the response to, “What are you guys doing this weekend?” “Not sure,” she will say. “You know it’s hard to plan and we can’t go where there are any crowds.” Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, the invisible scar.
Fifteen nations were represented in the 2016 The Invictus Games, from their website:
Most of us will never know the full horrors of combat. Many Service men and women suffer life-changing injuries, both visible and invisible, while serving their countries. How do these men and women find the motivation to move on and not be defined by their injuries?
How can they be recognized for their achievements and not given sympathy? Prince Harry asked these questions. On a trip to the Warrior Games in the USA in 2013, he saw how the power of sport could help physically, psychologically, and socially. His mind was made up. London would host the inaugural Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded, ill, and injured Service men and women – both active duty and veteran.
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