US First Woman Jill Biden will host a digital occasion together with Britain’s Prince Harry for athletes concerned within the Warrior Video games, an occasion for wounded US army veterans, the White Home stated late Sunday.
The US Division of Protection Warrior Video games, first held in 2010, is often an annual occasion “that celebrates the resiliency and dedication of wounded, unwell, and injured energetic obligation and veteran US army Service members,” the Workplace of the First Woman stated in a press release.
The 2021 Warrior Video games had been scheduled to begin this week in Orlando, Florida, “however had been canceled to make sure the well being and security of the athletes and their households resulting from COVID-related considerations,” the assertion learn.
Prince Harry, a fight veteran who served two excursions in Afghanistan, is founding father of The Invictus Video games, a multi-national sports activities occasion for wounded service members and veterans. He first attended the Warrior Video games in 2013 in Colorado.
US Secretary of Protection Lloyd Austin and Ken Fisher, head of the Fisher Home Basis — which gives housing for households of sufferers receiving medical care at army and Veterans Affairs medical facilities — will even be on the digital occasion.
Biden, Prince Harry, Austin and Fisher had deliberate to be on the video games in individual earlier than they had been cancelled.
Jill Biden’s stepson, the late Beau Biden, was a US military veteran and served one yr in Iraq in the course of the warfare.
The First Woman “has a protracted historical past of supporting the adaptive sporting neighborhood by Becoming a member of Forces, the White Home initiative to help army and veteran households, caregivers, and survivors,” the assertion learn.
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