Jon Stewart to host Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the Department of Defense 2021 Warrior Games

Filed in: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

FORT EUSTIS, Va. – Comedian, actor and filmmaker Jon Stewart will be the host for the opening and closing ceremonies during the upcoming 2021 Department of Defense Warrior Games taking place September 12 to 22 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.

Stewart will mark his fifth time participating in the annual event that celebrates the resiliency and dedication of wounded, ill, and injured active duty and veteran U.S. military service members and enhances their recovery and rehabilitation by providing them exposure to adaptive sports.

“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,” said Stewart.

Participation in the Warrior Games represents the culmination of a service member’s involvement in an adaptive sports program and demonstrates the incredible potential of wounded warriors through competitive sports.

The 2021 Warrior Games will once again be open to the public, welcoming the community and the world to be a part of the excitement and support these heroes.

More information about the 2021 DoD Warrior Games, including any applicable safety and health measures related to COVID-19, will be available closer to the event. Learn more about the Warrior Games at