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“I always look forward to this concert and this tribute to our brave men and women of the Armed Forces. To those who have fought, died, or been wounded in any conflict the USA has been involved in, you have my sincere appreciation and gratitude.”

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In 2014 this American Tradition Honoring Our Servicemen and Women Commemorates its 25th Anniversary

Live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol!

Sunday, May 25th, from 8:00 to 9:30 pm ET (check local listings).

On the eve of Memorial Day, a star-studded line-up will grace the stage for one of PBS’ highest-rated programs. The multi award-winning television event has become an American tradition, honoring 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 program is co-hosted for the ninth year by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise, two acclaimed actors dedicated to supporting veterans and troops in active service. They will be joined by an all-star line-up including: distinguished American leader Gen. Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.) and the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.

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

Program Sponsors

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

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