35th Annual National Memorial Day Concert: A Night of Remembrance and Tribute (PBS, May 26, 2024)

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The 35th Annual National Memorial Day Concert, hosted by Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise, will air on PBS and stream on the PBS app and YouTube. The concert, taking place on Sunday, May 26, 2024, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET, is an opportunity to honour and pay tribute to fallen heroes, Gold Star Families, and those serving in the U.S. military, both past and present.

The concert features a diverse range of performances and segments that commemorate and celebrate the service and sacrifice of American heroes. This includes a special tribute to World War II, marking the 80th anniversary of 1944 and the pivotal battles in the Pacific and European theatres, with Bryan Cranston taking part. BD Wong will share the story of Vietnam Veteran and Gold Star Father, Allen Hoe, and his son, 1st Lieutenant Nainoa K. Hoe, who made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq. Jena Malone will highlight the challenges and resilience of wounded veterans, including the journey of U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and amputee Kirstie Ennis.

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Audiences will be treated to musical performances by a stellar lineup, including Cynthia Erivo, Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts, Jamey Johnson, Mary McCormack, Ruthie Ann Miles, Patina Miller, and the National Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Jack Everly. The concert will also include the annual Salute to Services, with appearances by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Service Color Teams, alongside performances from various military bands and choirs.

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The National Memorial Day Concert is an esteemed tradition, bringing Americans together to remember and honour those who have served and sacrificed for their country. It is produced by Capital Concerts and WETA, Washington, D.C., with executive production by Michael Colbert.

The 35th Annual National Memorial Day Concert: A Night of Remembrance and Tribute airs Sunday, May 26, 2024, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET on PBS, with streaming options on the PBS app and YouTube.

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