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Warrior Games come to an end in Tampa as closing ceremonies wrap up 10 days of competitions

Posted at 11:41 PM, Jun 30, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. — The Warrior Games come to an end Sunday in Tampa after ten days of competitions involving wounded and ill veterans from all branches of the military.

The Department of Defense hosted the closing ceremonies with appearances from Jon Stewart and Sara Evans in Tampa.

The games were hosted from June 21 to 30. They featured approximately 300 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from across the country.

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The athletes represented the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Special Operations Command.

Athletes from the U.K. Armed Forces, Australian Defence Force, Canadian Armed Forces, Armed Forces of the Netherlands and the Danish Armed Forces will competed.

According to the Warrior Games website, “the athletes symbolize to all wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans across the nation, and others facing adversity, that individuals can recover from a serious injury or illness and lead fulfilling, productive and inspiring lives.”