Invictus Games – 100 Days to Go

British Ambassador to the United States Sir Peter Westmacott gives a speech during a reception he hosted for 20 of America’s wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans athletes, May 30, 2014. The reception marked the 100 day countdown to the beginning of the Invictus Games that will be held in London later this year. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan Niegel/Released)

British Ambassador to the United States, Sir Peter Westmacott gives a speech during a reception he hosted for 20 of America’s wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans athletes, May 30, 2014. The reception marked the 100 day countdown to the beginning of the Invictus Games that will be held in London later this year. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan Niegel/Released)

By Josiah Wilson

Recently, the British ambassador to the United States, Sir Peter Westmacott, hosted 20 of America’s wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans who will participate in the Invictus Games, to be hosted in the United Kingdom later this year.

It’s not exactly a  common occurrence to have an opportunity to cover such a unique event, so of course I jumped on the chance to attend and talk with all these amazing people.

The reception, supported by Prince Henry of Wales, was an opportunity to celebrate their achievements, recognize the power of sport as a tool for rehabilitating the wounded, and look forward to the games.

The event surely lived up to my expectations. They had live music, fancy drinks, and wonderful hors d’oeuvre. But certainly the most enjoyable aspect of the event was the company that attended. They had some great things to say about the event, and what the Invictus Games means to them. Enjoy!

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  • Peace loving people

    Down with U. S. imperialism