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2015 National Memorial Day Concert Sunday Night on PBS

An American Tradition Honoring Our Service Members
Live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol

PBSWashington, D.C. – Tune in Sunday, May 24th, on PBS from 7:00pm to 8:30pm CT for the 2015 National Memorial Day Concert, featuring Nick Fradiani, Gloria Estefan, General Colin L. Powell (Ret.), Laurence Fishburne, Esai Morales, Tessanne Chin, Stefanie Scott, Jason Dolley, Laura Benanti, Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson, Jack Everly and more.

On the eve of Memorial Day, a star-studded lineup will grace the stage for one of PBS’ highest-rated programs. For over 25 years, this multiple-award-winning television event has honored the military service and sacrifice of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home, and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

The 26th annual National Memorial Day Concert will feature uplifting musical performances, documentary footage, and dramatic readings that honor the military service  of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home, and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. One of PBS’ highest-rated programs, the multi-award-winning television event has become an American tradition, featuring a star-studded lineup performing in tribute to all Americans who have sacrificed for our country.

The program will be co-hosted for the tenth year by Tony Award winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award winner Gary Sinise, two acclaimed actors dedicated to supporting veterans and troops.

The concert’s mission is to unite the country in remembrance and appreciation  of the fallen and to serve those who are grieving.

Executive Producer Jerry Colbert says, “We think of the agony of the mother or father who lost a child, the spouses and children left behind, the people who are wounded in body and soul. And we do this memorial service to remember and reach out to them. We must remember their sacrifices and continue the mission set forth by Abraham Lincoln to ‘care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.’”

The concert is broadcast live on PBS and via the American Forces Network to the nearly one million American service members, Department of Defense civilians and their families, stationed at bases in 175 countries, as well as 140 U.S. Navy ships at sea.

The program is aired locally on Nashville Public Television (NPT) at 7:00pm on NPT-HD.

Program Sponsors

The National Memorial Day Concert is sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corporation and made possible by the National Park Service, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Department of the ArmyGeneral Dynamics and public television stations nationwide. All travel is provided by American Airlines.


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