The prince was so impressed with the jazz and blues coming from a drums-and-keyboard duo that he joked, "If I played an instrument, I'd join the band."
One of the players credited the music therapy program with helping save his life.
"I am in no doubt that my two deployments to Afghanistan changed the direction of my life," he said. "There is very little that can truly prepare you for the reality of war. The experiences can be stark and long lasting."
Prince Harry also is promoting the Invictus games, an international sporting competition for injured armed service personnel, with an event themed "Joining Forces." Harry spearheaded the games when they were first held in London last September. The next sporting competition will be held in Orlando, Florida next May. read more>>>
Prince Harry calls for more awareness about so-called "invisible injuries" such as PTSD as he promotes his Invictus Games for injured service personnel
He high-fived two rows of wheelchair basketball players at Ft. Belvoir before making remarks that gave a royal seal of approval to programs that help injured service members recover from the physical and emotional wounds of war. read more>>>
Obama made clear he didn’t mind.
The president called the international sports event — scheduled for May in Orlando, Florida — a way to make sure people see not only the sacrifices of wounded warriors “but also the incredible contributions, strength and courage that they continue to display.”
Harry spearheaded the first games, in London last year. read more>>>