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NEWS | Nov. 12, 2021

Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

By Senior Airman Ariel Owings Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst


Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in honor of Veterans Day and Remembrance Day in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth Nations, Nov. 11.

During the visit, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met with Sailors, Marines, Soldiers, Airmen, Coast Guardsman and their families to discuss the challenges and experiences they have throughout their military careers.

Having served 10 years in the British Army before retiring in 2015, The Duke of Sussex spoke about his experience with the pressures of being exposed to traumatic situations. He explained the importance of having a unique military family that shares the same understanding of what it takes to serve, emphasizing camaraderie, mental health and wellness.

“As we honor and reflect on Remembrance Day in the UK, which shares a date with Veterans Day here in the US, my hope is for all of us to continue to support the wellbeing and recognize the value of our troops, veterans, and the entire military and service family. We and they are better for it,” said Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex.