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On the eve of Memorial Day, a star-studded lineup graced the stage for the 25th National Memorial Day Concert, featuring uplifting musical performances, documentary footage, and dramatic readings that honor all Americans who have sacrificed for our country. The program will be hosted by Tony Award winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award winner Gary Sinise. As one of PBS’ highest-rated programs, the multiple-award-winning television event has become an American tradition, honoring the military service of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home, and those who have madethe ultimate sacrifice.
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.’”