Jon Stewart Announced As Host of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the 2021 Warrior Games

The Walt Disney World Resort has announced that Jon Stewart will be hosting the 2021 Department of Defense Warrior Games opening and closing ceremonies.



What’s Happening:

  • Comedian, actor, and filmmaker Jon Stewart has been announced as the host for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2021 Department of Defense Warrior Games taking place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort.
  • This will mark Stewart’s fifth time participating in the annual event which celebrates the resiliency and dedication of wounded, ill, and injured active duty and veteran U.S. military service members participating in adaptive sports programs.
  • The event will take place from September 12 through September 22. The Warrior Games is open to the public and all are welcome to join in on the excitement and support the U.S. military service members.

What They’re Saying:

  • Jon Stewart: “The Warrior Games is a truly inspiring event that shows just how resilient these warriors are, and how they refuse to let their worst day define who they want to be. Serving as the host of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies is an honor that I cherish, but being able to hear from and spend time with each of them, and their families, is what this is all about, and I’m looking forward to seeing these athletes in action in September.”

Learn more about the Warrior Games at

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