Invictus Games Recap: Honoring Our Wounded Warrior Athletes


May 24, 2016

President George W. Bush, ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap, and an all-star panel of wounded warrior athletes recapped the 2016 Invictus Games.

The Invictus Games is an international Paralympic-style multi-sport event taking place this week in Orlando and broadcast on ESPN2/ESPN3. President Bush, Honorary Chairman of the Games, spent time this week meeting with Invictus Games competitors and their families. He led a symposium on the invisible wounds of war, participated in the Opening Ceremony, cheered on the wounded warrior athletes in competition, and presented medals to winners.

Learn more about the Bush Institute’s new Veteran Wellness Initiative, see highlights and behind the scenes footage from this year’s Games, and hear from President Bush, a veterans wellness expert, and a panel of Invictus athletes as they describe their experiences both in their lives and at the Games.

Invictus All-Star Panels 

Conversation on Invisible Wounds
Staff Sgt. Randi Gavel, USA (Ret.), Invictus Competitor
Terri Tanielian, George W. Bush Institute Fellow, RAND Corporation
Jeremy Schaap (Moderator)

Invictus Games Panel
President George W. Bush
Captain Will Reynolds, USA (Ret.), Invictus Competitor
Lance Cpl. Sarah Rudder, USMC (Ret.), Invictus Competitor
Jeremy Schaap (Moderator)