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Apr

Prince Harry will officially launch the Walk Of America on Wednesday 11th April in London.


We are excited to announce that Prince Harry is the Patron of the Walk Of America. HRH will formally launching the expedition at an event in London on Wednesday, 11 April.


This summer a team of six veterans from the USA and the United Kingdom will walk 1,000 miles from the west to the east coast of America in 14 weeks. Starting in LA on 2 June and finishing in New York on 6 September, the team will walk by some of America's most iconic cities and landmarks. The Walk Of America will create a platform to tell the stories of wounded veterans and their individual journeys from injury to the present day, as well as encourage a wider conversation around veteran mental health. The expedition will also raise vital funds for veterans both sides of the Atlantic. 

Every veteran taking part in the expedition faces challenges, and will have been physically, mentally or socially disadvantaged since serving. Two members of the UK team are currently homeless living in a veteran homeless residence, supported by Walking With The Wounded. During the launch Prince Harry will meet the three core members of the British team and one of the US veterans who is flying over for the event.  Prince Harry will be making a speech to formally launch the Walk Of America. The American Ambassador to the UK Robert Wood Johnson will also be attending.

Supported by the Endeavour Fund, and a number of corporate sponsors, this expedition is designed to tell the stories of the armed forces community in both countries. Generations of servicemen and women from the USA and UK have fought alongside each other, and Prince Harry believes that just as countries fight together, more can be done to recover together too. The Walk Of America aims to strengthen ties between the two nations and further develop learning around the recovery and wellbeing of wounded veterans so both nations can work more closely together in developing rehabilitation.

More information to follow soon...

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