By Tiffany Miller,
DoD News, Defense Media Activity
The United States has accepted the challenge and will host this year’s Invictus Games! What are the Invictus Games, you ask? Here’s a hint: they are royal in nature, began in 2014 and involve injured service members from around the globe.
Back in 2013, England’s Prince Harry came to the U.S. to for the Warrior Games and decided that there must be an international sporting event of the same kind for wounded or sick service members. The prince worked fast, and the inaugural Invictus Games were born in London in 2014.
Ultimately the word Invictus, which means unconquered, was chosen for the event because it embodies the fighting spirit of the service members participating in the games. The goal of these games and of the Invictus Foundation is to generate wider support, understanding and respect for these service members that have given so much for their countries.
The 2016 Invictus games will take place May 8-12 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. Keep current with Invictus Games coverage by visiting defense.gov or follow us on Twitter: @DeptofDefense and @DoDNews.
To learn more about the Invictus story visit: https://invictusgamesfoundation.org/
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