National Memorial Day Concert

The National Memorial Day Concert on the west lawn of the U.S. Captiol

An American Tradition Honoring Our Servicemen and Women

General Colin Powell honors the sacrifice, dedication, and courage of our service members during war and peacetime. (2013 National Memorial Day Concert)

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.’”


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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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.

Capital Concerts welcomes your feedback. Please send your comments to mdcomments@capitalconcerts.org.

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