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2014 National Memorial Day Concert

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Join us to honor the valor and patriotism of Americans who have served our country Sunday, May 25, at 7 p.m., with the 2014 National Memorial Day Concert broadcast. This program pays tribute to our armed forces members’ numerous sacrifices, as well as those of military families and loved ones.

The PBS National Memorial Day Concert will celebrate its 25th anniversary by providing a special tribute to our veterans from Afghanistan, commemorating the 70th anniversary of World War II’s D-Day invasion on the beaches of Normandy and look back on the stories of service and sacrifice featured throughout the years during the annual concert, before it begins the traditional concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

Co-hosted by Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise, this year’s performance will feature an all star line up, including distinguished American leader Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.); two-time Academy and Emmy Award-winning actress Dianne Wiest; country music sensation and “The Voice” 2013 winner Daniele Bradbery; Broadway and television star Megan Hilty; musical prodigy and classical crossover star Jackie Evancho; and world-renowned tenor Anthony Kearns; in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.

Learn more about the wide range of featured stories and performances — as well as yet to be announced performers — at


Sunday, May 25, 2014

“National Memorial Day Concert,” 7 p.m.