National Memorial Day Concert

Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise co-host the National Memorial Day Concert

Co-Hosts Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise

Go backstage with Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise.

Acclaimed actors Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna reunite for an eleventh time to host the 2016 National Memorial Day Concert. Both gentlemen have deep, personal connections to Memorial Day, dedicating themselves to veterans causes, as well as supporting our troops in active service.

Learn more about the causes Sinise and Mantegna support.

The Gary Sinise Foundation
Officially formed in 2010; dedicated to serving the nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need. Designed to “entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities” through initiatives like Invincible Spirit Festivals.

Snowball Express
Creating hope and new memories for children of fallen military heroes by bringing families experiencing the loss of a parent together so that they are not alone.


Developed by the Marine Corps to provide professional, anonymous counseling for Marines, attached Sailors and families.

Operation Backbone
Provides the most advanced brain and spine treatment and imagery for U.S. wounded soldiers around the world.

American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial Foundation
Dedicated to constructing the nation’s first, permanent, national tribute to America’s disabled veterans.

Air Compassion for Veterans
Serves to ensure that no financially-stressed wounded warrior, veteran, or adversely affected family member is denied access to distant, specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, counseling, rehabilitation, healing and restorative programs, and programs assisting with reintegration into a productive life.

Hope for the Warriors
Works to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.