To start the day …. “Prince Harry: Closing Orlando Invictus Games …. 2016″!!


2016 Invictus Games

~~May 18, 2016~~ 

CLOSING CEREMONY

“I am the Master of my fate.”

Prince Harry’s Invictus Games Come to an End

“This Has Never Been About the Medals”

By: Francesca Bacardi 

The Invictus Games have come to an end, and so we must say goodbye (for now) to Prince Harry.

The redheaded royal closed out his Paralympic-style games Thursday. May 12, 2016,  after five days of tough, but fun sporting events. The five-day event in Orlando, Florida, might have come to an end, but Prince Harry reflected on the week’s emotional moments to help keep the spirit alive.

“Wow, what a ride the last four days has been – I said you would be moved, inspired and entertained – was I right? As the great Stevie Wonder says: Team work makes the dream work!” he began his closing speech.

But what he wanted everyone- competitors and viewers alike- to remember, was that the message behind the event was far more important than the medals handed out.

“I’ve been hugely honored to hand out gold silver and bronze medals over the course of this competition, but what meant the most to me, was handing out your Invictus Foundation medallions this evening,” he continued.

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“Those medallions are the real prizes, for the years of intense rehabilitation you’ve put yourselves through to be here.

The competition has been fierce with performances of the highest international standard across a number of events.

But what inspired me, was the courage to make it to the starting line, to take to the field or to dive into that pool, motivated by the goal of giving your all – medal or no medal.”

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Whether someone won or lost, Prince Harry reminded each person what his participation really meant.

“You showed your families, your friends and yourselves, just how far you’ve come, regardless of the result,” he said. “I know by your nature you all want to win, but these games are so much more than that – Invictus is so much more than that.”

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~Prince Harry’s speech at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Orlando Invictus Games~

“WE ARE INVICTUS”

~~Published on May 13, 2016~~

Prince Harry’s speech at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Orlando Invictus Games

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“I’ll see you in Toronto.” 

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At the end of the day …. “Invictus Games Opening Ceremony …. Orlando, Florida”!!


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~~May 9, 2016~~ 

WE ARE INVICTUS 

Memorable moments from Invictus Opening Ceremony

Thomas Neumann
ESPN.com

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Invictus Games were created to honor, educate and inspire, and the Opening Ceremony of this year’s event delivered the message with flying colors.

First lady Michelle Obama, Britain’s Prince Harry and Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman delivered stirring speeches after performances from the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, soprano Laura Wright and singer-songwriter James Blunt.

“Let’s put on a hell of a show in honor of our fallen comrades who didn’t make it,” Prince Harry said.

“We are Invictus.”

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The most powerful moment arguably belonged to U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro Jr., who took the stage to a standing ovation and silenced the crowd with the story of his injury and subsequent months long coma and rehabilitation.

He described how he was severely burned when his vehicle struck a land mine in Afghanistan in 2005, followed by an arduous road to recovery.

Del Toro said the only time he doubted his resolve was when he saw his scarred face and worried how son Israel Del Toro III, who was 3 years old at the time, would react. Del Toro thanked wife Carmen and Izzy, now 13, for their love and care.

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Most of the 10,000 or so spectators stood for the entire roll call of 14 participating nations — Afghanistan, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Jordan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States — as nearly 500 competitors and their families entered Champion Stadium at the Walt Disney World Resort.

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Freeman powerfully orated the Invictus Pledge to the crowd to help conclude the ceremony:

Your service sets an example
Your bravery inspires me
It is my honor now
To support and give you courage
To fight for you as you fought for us
To keep your family close beside
To take the steps you need to take
I am here for you

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Prince Harry and Michelle Obama speeches at the Invictus Games Orlando Opening Ceremony

~~Published on May 9, 2016~~

What an incredible start to the Invictus Games 2016 – the spectacular opening ceremony in Orlando launches four days of sporting competition between injured servicemen and women and veterans from 14 countries.

During the games, more than 500 competitors from countries including Italy, Germany, Australia, Estonia, Jordan and the UK and Afghanistan will compete in 10 events – archery, indoor rowing, powerlifting, road cycling, sitting volleyball, swimming, athletics, wheelchair basketball, rugby and tennis.

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~~Invictus Games Opening Ceremony Highlights~~

~~Published on May 9, 2016~~

Sites and sounds from this year’s Invictus Games Opening Ceremonies.

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