Stand Up for Heroes, a night to honor the nation’s veterans and their families presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and New York Comedy Festival, is going virtual for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The star-studded event, hosted by Jon Stewart, will feature performances by Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Mickey Guyton, Brad Paisley, Patti Scialfa, Nate Bargatze, Ronny Chieng, Iliza Shelsigner and more. There will also be special guest appearances by Duke of Sussex Harry and Ray Romano, among others.
The event, which will air on Nov. 18, will highlight inspiring moments, surprises and stories of resilience from those who have served in the United States military.
“For the last 14 years, the Stand Up for Heroes event has continued to inspire our nation and serve as the perfect reminder of all of the brave individuals that have defended our country selflessly in our military,” said Bob Woodruff, ABC News correspondent and co-founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, in a press statement. “This year, it is especially important that we unite to show support for their sacrifices as we come together virtually to stand up for our heroes.”
“We’re extremely honored and proud to continue our partnership with the Bob Woodruff Foundation to present Stand Up for Heroes,” added Caroline Hirsch, founder and owner of the New York Comedy Festival and Carolines on Broadway. “We owe so much to our brave military veterans and their families for the service and sacrifice to our country; it’s very humbling to have the opportunity to honor them over the last 14 years through this great event.”
The 14th annual Stand Up for Heroes event airs on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC News Live, TikTok, Facebook Watch, Cheddar, Twitch and Armed Forces Network.