Members of the Paramount Veterans Network and our friends from Wounded Warrior Project, Veterans in Media & Entertainment and Syracuse University’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs attended a live taping of the #1 Late Night Show, ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’.
Antoinette Wallace, U.S. Army National Guard Veteran and a member of Wounded Warrior Project shares her experience:
“We were invited to watch the [Late Show with] Steven Colbert show yesterday compliments Paramount VetNet! When they announced Tom Hanks as the 1st guest, I was thrilled. However, they had another special guest - the Duke of Sussex himself! I was totally blown away with how relatable he was. He spoke mental health, recovering from trauma and being brave enough to pursue what's best for your family.
He shared about his time in Afghanistan and how he stayed in the military past his initial obligation because he loved wearing the uniform - and finally felt a bit of normalcy. He also spoke about veteran suicide and how society needs to do better. He is such a fascinating person, and I feel blessed to have been able to be in the room with him!
I'm grateful that the Late Show invited veterans to the show - Prince Harry said so many things that resonated with our group - and gave all veterans in attendance a special shout out!
Excited to hunker down and read his memoir SPARE this weekend!,” says Antoinette Wallace
All of the Veterans in attendance were grateful for the opportunity to share in the space with Prince Harry who is passionate about helping veterans and raising awareness of some of the issues that affect the military and veteran community.
Watch The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Weeknights at 11:35/10:35c on CBS