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The 2016 Invictus Games Comes To Orlando

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Prince Harry, first lady Michelle Obama and other celebrities will help open The Invictus Games at Walt Disney World next week.  The event hopes to bring attention to military veterans, and this week on Metro Center Outlook, host Diane Trees sits down with two deeply involved in the games.

Retired Naval officer Michael Roggio from Oviedo is one of the veterans competing in the games.  

“Event like this and sporting competitions are a great outlook for disabled veterans,” said Roggio.  “There are a lot of different things out there for getting vets jobs or different things like that.  But I think a huge step in recovery is recovering mentally.  And this is a great outlet for veterans.”

Trees also speaks to Ken Fisher, CEO of the Fisher House Foundation and Chairman of the 2016 Invictus Games.

“I don’t refer to [the participants] as wounded warriors and injured veterans.  I refer to them as competitors now,” said Fischer.  “They’ve come a long way and they have earned that distinction.  It’s nice to be a part of that and watch it for myself”.

Metro Center Outlook airs each Sunday on WUCF TV at 9 a.m.