Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined President Barack Obama, the first lady, and the British royal family in some pre-Invictus Game trash talk on May 2. The Invictus Games are an international sporting event for sick or injured military veterans and service members.
Trudeau’s video followed a Twitter post by the first lady, Michelle Obama, and the president. The video was posted from Michelle Obama’s Twitter account to the British royal family, and shows the president and first lady standing in front of three tough-looking service members.
The good-natured videos have helped create a media buzz ahead of the 2016 Invictus Games, which begin on May 8 in Orlando, Florida, this year. The first games were held in London in 2014, after Prince Harry was inspired to start the international sporting event after attending the 2013 Warrior Games.
Both the Warrior and Invictus Games are a way for injured veterans to use sports to help drive their recovery. The word “Invictus,” is Latin and means “unconquerable” or “undefeated.” Next year, the games are expected to have as many as 600 athletes from 16 countries.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Hoping to push for clean-up and to hold polluters accountable, members of Congress created a task force Wednesday to help constituents nationwide who have contended with drinking water contaminated by chemicals used on military bases.
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Platoon 4030, Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, perform rifle manual marching movements during an initial drill evaluation June 25, 2018, on Parris Island, S.C. (U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Dana Beesley)
An AH-64D Longbow Apache helicopter lands during a combined arms demonstration as part of South Carolina National Guard Air & Ground Expo 2009 at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., Oct. 10, 2009. (U.S. Army/Sgt. Roberto Di Giovine)
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