This week, at the first ever Invictus Games, more than 400 wounded military men and women will compete in an International Paralympic-style games, in events such as wheelchair rugby, swimming and archery.
Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden, who along with First Lady Michelle Obama is behind the Joining Forces Initiative to create opportunities for veterans and military families, is at the games, and joined TODAY's Lester Holt on Saturday morning.
- On the violence against women act: "I'm really proud of what Joe has done in writing the Violence Against Women Act. Of course, there's still more to be done."
- On Team USA's competition at the Invictus Games: "These athletes are incredible. Just their energy and their positive spirit and their resilience. They make Americans so proud."
- On supporting military families: "First Lady Michelle Obama and I have given support to our military families, and we wanted to do it with actions, not just words."
- On Prince Harry's role founding the Invictus Games: "He saw our Warrior Games in Colorado, and so now he's brought it to a global scale, and we have 14 countries and 400 athletes competing and it's been great."
The Invictus Games, which will take place until Sunday, Sept. 14, is named after William Earnest Henley poem titled "Invictus," which the poet wrote while recovering from an intensive surgery that saved his second leg from being amputated.