Michelle Obama Opens Warrior Games In Colorado Springs


Colorado Springs is welcoming first lady Michelle Obama Monday, along with athletes from all over the country for the 2012 Warrior Games.

The first lady spoke at Monday's opening ceremony, greeting the 200 wounded veterans for the competition. She welcomed wounded veterans from all branches of the military and called them an inspiration to all Americans.

“You can inspire these kids to get active; you can inspire them to overcome obstacles; you can inspire them to achieve things they never dreamed of,” the first lady said.

Over 200 servicemen and women are expected to take part in the games.

The third annual Warrior Games run all week at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and the Air Force Academy. Over six days there will be several events, including swimming, basketball, and track and field.

In the past two years, the Marines have taken home the Chairman's Cup award for winning the most individual medals.

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  • by Inspired? on May 1, 2012 at 11:10 AM
    I have no idea why the presidents wife would inspire warriors....
  • by Mr X Location: se spgs on May 1, 2012 at 09:26 AM
    who is michelle obama ?
  • by Anonymous Location: C.S. on May 1, 2012 at 08:31 AM
    Oh boy, too bad KKTV doesn't have a like button!
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      by Arctic Warrior on May 2, 2012 at 12:17 PM in reply to
      Don't you mean "dislike"?
  • by Me on May 1, 2012 at 05:49 AM
    I saw her she took off from Peterson AFB
  • by NWO on May 1, 2012 at 05:28 AM
    First Globalist Michelle putting a happy face on the military industrial complex. It always has a happy ending so sign up today!
  • by cs Location: cs on Apr 30, 2012 at 10:37 PM
    Only 189 more days!! Yeahhh! Remember in November!!
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      by Anonymous on May 1, 2012 at 03:47 AM in reply to cs
      Yeah! We'll show 'em! Then evrything will be great!
  • by ER on Apr 30, 2012 at 08:32 PM
    Michelle is grateful that her kids will never be in wheelchairs inspiring America.
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      by Homer on May 2, 2012 at 12:17 PM in reply to ER
      Yeah, talk about putting a foot in your mouth!
  • by Lolz on Apr 30, 2012 at 06:46 PM
    So Native... What's my IP address? Dork.
  • by Broke taxpayer on Apr 30, 2012 at 04:38 PM
    Why don't they stay home? This is one vote they will never get.
  • by jazzcat on Apr 30, 2012 at 12:00 PM
    Sorry Lolz, but I don't report comments. Why would I want your stupidity covered up? While you fancy yourself witty, the truth is you just aren't that bright. If you went head-to-head with a 15 year old tree in a battle of wits, my money will be on the plant EVERY TIME.
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