Prince Harry, received a humanitarian leadership award from the Atlantic Council in Washington, where he recognized the many wounded servicemen and women and those who had paid the ultimate price. And he called on the U.S. and the United Kingdom to care for its veterans and their families.
The Prince walked into the Ritz Carlton and shook hands with Frederick Kempe President of the Atlantic Council.
The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon also attended with his wife
Prince Harry stepped up to receive his award and shook hands with Colin Powell on the podium before he made an impassioned plea to the U.S. and the United Kingdom to care for its veterans and their families.
Prince Harry's remarks as a serving military officer ,follows a U.S. appeals court hearing, which reversed a ruling that would mandate the Department of Veterans Affairs to overhaul the way it cares for veterans with combat-related mental illness.
Veterans groups say the several years that the administration often takes to process claims by former soldiers suffering from post-traumatic-stress disorder and other problems has led to roughly 6,500 suicides a year.
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