Harry, a captain and Apache helicopter pilot in the British Army Air Corps, spoke only a few minutes, but he encouraged Americans and the British to work together to help veterans. “The very least we owe them is to make sure that they and their brave families have everything they need for the darkest days, and, in time, regain the hope and confidence to flourish again,” he said.
(At the presentation, Powell quipped that the average age at the annual dinner had dropped 25 years. "We have a record number of young, single women attending this year," he said. Haha, Colin! Astute observation!)
Earlier in the day, Harry visited the British Embassy in DC, where he met British military veterans who had competed this week in the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs. (The Warrior Games is a competition between all branches of the U.S. military and British Armed Forces that introduces wounded or ill service men and women to the Paralympic sports.)
Video of Prince Harry accepting Distinguished Humanitarian Award