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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.
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All hail to Hewitt Junior; but he has naught all else to do in these recession-hit times of ours. Would that I was in the same position to do as he has. Bah Gum; what's in a name eh lad!!
Help is out there you know!
Good on ya Harry! I really admire him and his brother, no doubt the usual anti-Royalists will carp on about free-loaders but let's not forget, they are both active soldiers not purely ceremonial as they might think. How many of them would take the Queen's schilling?
gets an award for helping them after they have been blown up and yet he wouldn't even do some abseiling a while back ! pathetic.
Lee Bennett, ur a sad person.Diggin at sumone who is not allowed to answer back, make ya feel big? This guy has been to afghaniston once and has trained in apache 'copters so he can go back again. He prolly had previous dates for that abseiling event. Get a life and respect ppl who are fighting to get our wounded troops the help and assistance that we,and WE includesd YOU, owe them
@ marc h he can answer me back if he wants .I'll even send him my email if he likes,then perhaps he can explain why he did't think it proper to abseil because " thats what his army pals do" but it was ok for him to dress up and go on the rifle range !! the man is an idiot boy soldier bottle job and the day i see him fly a chopper into helmand i will eat my hat. If you wern't such a sheep head you might be able to see through his little charade,therefore i respect the REAL soldiers and not this little parasite.So it is you who are sad and need to get a life and stop sucking up to these royal leeches.