nationwide campaign will honor the great contribution made by U.S. and allied forces 100 years ago, while supporting our modern day wounded warriors.
The There But Not Therecampaign, which was launched in the United Kingdom, will support the Invictus Games United States team with its efforts in this country. Founded by Prince Harry, the Invictus Games are an international adaptive sporting event for wounded, injured and sick military men and women. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect of all those who serve their country.
The campaign supports military charities with the sale of Soldier Silhoutteswhich honor those who made the greatest sacrifice during World War I. Community groups are being encouraged to buy the six foot version of the Soldier Silhouettes and display them in public spaces. 10 inch versions are available to buy for individuals who want to commemorate and remember.
There But Not There Ambassador and U.S. Invictus Games competitor Major Ivan Castro is a U.S. Army officer and Airborne Ranger with Special Forces Command. Despite losing his eyesight on Operations in Iraq in 2006 when a mortar round severely injured him and a number of his platoon, he continues to serve out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
An advocate of rehabilitation, employment and education for wounded warriors, Major Castro was awarded the Purple Heart for his actions in Iraq and now participates in various races and marathons as a competitor.
“TheThere But Not Therecampaign is a moving tribute to our military and the veteran community,” says Major Castro. “The fact that I am able to commemorate the huge sacrifice made by so many, whilst also raising funds for our wounded warriors attending the Invictus Games in Australia later this year, is a privilege.”