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Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide

April 28,2015

National Memorial Day Concert

 

Each year, the National Memorial Day Concert presents a unique program honoring the valor and patriotism of Americans who have served our country. The show pays tribute to their sacrifices, as well as those of their families and loved ones.

The 2015 National Memorial Day Concert will showcase courageous American heroes disabled for life; shine a spotlight on Gold Star Children, who have lost a parent to war; and commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

The concert’s all-star lineup includes distinguished American leader General Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.); seven-time Grammy Award winner and international superstar Gloria Estefan; acclaimed film and television actress Stefanie Scott; The Voice season five winner Tessanne Chin; the world’s most prolific classical cross-over artist, Katherine Jenkins; and world-renowned tenor Russell Watson, in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly (additional performers to be announced).

This year’s concert will be co-hosted by Tony Award winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award winner Gary Sinise. The broadcast marks the tenth year that these acclaimed actors, who have dedicated themselves to veterans’ causes and supporting our troops in active service, have hosted the event.

Learn more at http://www.pbs.org/national-memorial-day-concert/home/

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