For more than 20 years, PBS has been proud to honor the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country with the annual broadcast of the "National Memorial Day Concert."
The multi award-winning event, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, will be co-hosted for the fifth year by Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise ("CSI: New York") and Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna ("Criminal Minds"), two acclaimed actors who have dedicated themselves to veterans’ causes and supporting our troops in active service.
The 21st annual broadcast of the "National Memorial Day Concert" will air live in HD before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home and our service members around the world on the American Forces Network.
Joining co-hosts Sinise and Mantegna will be an all-star line-up of dignitaries, actors and musical artists that includes: distinguished American leader Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.); Oscar, Golden Globe and multiple Grammy award-winning music legend and humanitarian Lionel Richie, whose distinguished career includes more than 100 million records sold; Grammy, CMA and ACM Award-winning country music artist Brad Paisley; Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Blythe Danner; acclaimed actors Dennis Haysbert and A.J. Cook; classical crossover artist Katherine Jenkins; three-time Tony-nominated Broadway star Kelli O’Hara; and Grammy-winning gospel/adult contemporary superstar Yolanda Adams in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.
Stories From America’s Conflicts:
Sharing memories of our loved ones is the best tribute we can make to them. Each year we invite all those who lost a spouse, a child, a parent, another relative or a friend to use this space to write a eulogy, remembrance, prayer or poem in their honor. We also invite you to share your own story of grief over the loss of a loved one. Read and submit a eulogy.
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Preview: National Memorial Day Concert 2010