Prince Harry, who founded the Invictus Games, asked parents not to shield their children from interacting with wounded warriors. He made the point that kids will approach an amputee or burn victim and be curious about their wounds.
“Let them ask questions,” he said.
He made the point that by sharing their experiences with others these heroes can begin healing the “invisible wounds” that often accompany their physical wounds.
His message was that our injured warriors should be engaged and celebrated, not shunned.
Prince Harry is not just a celebrity sponsor for the Invictus Games. He is a true soldier himself, having served with the 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment, Army Air Corps in Afghanistan as an Apache helicopter co-pilot and gunner. He witnessed, first hand, his fellow warriors suffering horrific injuries during active combat.