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Harry Honoured For Work With Injured Troops
Prince Harry has accepted an award in the United States for his work with charities helping injured servicemen.
The 27-year-old prince hailed the wounded "heroes" working to rebuild their lives as he received the honour at a fundraiser held by the Atlantic Council think tank in Washington.
"They have paid a terrible price to keep us safe and free," he said after being introduced by former US secretary of state and Gulf War commander Colin Powell."The very least we owe them is to make sure that they and their brave families have everything they need through their darkest days and, in time, regain the hope and confidence to flourish again."For these selfless people, it is after the guns have fallen silent, the din of battle quietened, that the real fight begins. A fight that may last for the rest of their lives."
Harry accepted the award, which does not include a financial reward, on behalf of himself and his elder brother Prince William.Through a foundation in their name, the princes tackle the issue of caring for disabled and wounded servicemen and women.
Earlier, Harry met a group of Britons who had competed at America's Warrior Games, an event for wounded service personnel.
The athletes won five gold medals and a bronze during the sporting event where injured veterans compete in Paralympic-style competitions.
The 16 men and women of the British team, which was funded and supported by thecharity Help For Heroes, were invited to the event in Colorado Springs which is normally open only to US armed forces.