~~May 18, 2016~~
“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.”
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
“I’ll see you in Toronto.”
We ALL are ONE!!