For the past 14 years, Stand Up For Heroes has become an annual New York staple. The event, which is almost always hosted by Jon Stewart with an appearance by music legend Bruce Springsteen, aims to honor veterans and their families. Well for this year, like so many other things, it will be happening online.
On November 18th, Stand Up For Heroes will be going virtual. The event will feature performances by Springsteen, Nate Bargatze, Ronny Chieng, Sheryl Crow, Tiffany Haddish, Mickey Guyton, Brad Paisley, Patti Scialfa and Iliza Shelsigner, as well as special appearances by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, Ray Romano, Jeannie Gaffigan, and many more. The event is organize by the New York Comedy Festival and the Bob Woodruff Foundation. Funds raised will go to the Bob Woodruff Foundation that will benefit veterans and their families who are facing increased challenges due to COVID-19.
“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. “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,” said 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.”
Stand Up For Heroes takes place on November 18th at 9 P.M. ET and will stream on ABC News Live, TikTok, Facebook Watch, Cheddar, Twitch and Armed Forces Network.