Sunday, May 24, 2015, 8:00-9:30 p.m. ET on PBS
Co-Hosting the Night of Remembrance
All-Star Line-Up Includes General Colin Powell, Gloria Estefan,
Laurence Fishburne, Katherine Jenkins and Laura Benenti
Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Laurence Fishburne
Photo courtesy of PBS
Co-hosted by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise, the inspiring night of remembrance is dedicated to our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. In what has become an annual tradition, the newly crowned winner of “American Idol” will perform the National Anthem to open the 26th annual live concert event. The winner will be announced on the “American Idol” Season 14 finale on May 13.
The NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT (2015) will showcase our courageous American heroes who have been 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.
Also participating in the event are the U.S Joint Chiefs of Staff with The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, The U.S. Army Chorus, The Soldiers Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band, The U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters, The U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants, the Armed Forces Color Guard and Service Color Teams provided by the Military District of Washington, DC.
Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise mark their 10th anniversary co-hosting this concert.
Credit: Capital Concerts/PBS
- • There are more than four million disabled American veterans, a visible reminder of the toll of America’s wars through the decades. A new national memorial in Washington, DC, to pay tribute to these courageous American heroes disabled for life, was dedicated in October 2014. The concert will feature the poignant stories of two veterans from different eras severely injured in war and living with life-altering disabilities.