Prince Harry Honors Veterans At 2021 Salute To Freedom Gala: ‘The Military Made Me Who I Am Today’.

The Duke of Sussex made an appearance ahead of Veterans Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in the U.K.

PARIS, France – On Wednesday, the Duke of Sussex honored veterans at the 2021 Salute of Freedom Gala at New York City’s Intrepid Museum ahead of Veterans Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in the U.S.

During his appearance, the British prince discussed the isolation service members often feel when returning home, stressing the importance of supporting our veterans. The 37 – year – old served a decade in the British army and two tours in Afghanistan.

‘My experience in the military made me who I am today, and I will always be grateful for the people I got to serve with – wherever in the world we are’, said Harry, as quoted by People magazine.

‘But in war, you also see and experience things you hope no one else has to’, he shared. ‘These stay with us, sometimes like a slideshow of images’.

According to the outlet, Harry explained that he created the Invictus Games ‘to honor the legacy of those who have given so much’, and to show ‘that the men and women who have experienced service injuries, as well as their families, are the strongest people in the world’.

‘They deserve a platform to be seen, a platform to be recognized and a platform to be truly celebrated’, he added.

During the ceremony Harry welcomed the 2021 Interpid Valor Award honorees who ‘are part of an everlasting bond’.