National Memorial Day Concert


May 24, 2020
07:00 PM until 08:30 PM


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On the eve of Memorial Day, a star-studded lineup will grace the stage for one of PBS’ highest-rated programs. This multi-award-winning television event honors the military service and sacrifice of all our men and women in uniform, their families and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

The livestream of the broadcast is available online, on the PBS app, and on the PBS YouTube channel and Facebook page. Video on Demand of the show is available for 2 weeks following the live broadcast.

For over 30 years, this multi-award-winning television event, featuring uplifting musical performances, documentary footage and dramatic readings, has become an American tradition and is one of PBS’ highest-rated programs.

On the broadcast, celebrities share real-life stories spanning the broad history of our nation’s military conflicts, award winning musicians perform songs in tribute to our country’s true heroes and the finest performers from the United States premier military choirs and ensembles are featured.

Distinguished veterans, including General Colin Powell, USA (Ret.), have participated in the concert over the years, offering their experiences and perspectives to honor wounded and fallen soldiers and their families.

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Joint Chiefs of Staff also participate in the concert, offering their leadership perspective on the value and honor of military service, and acknowledging the challenges that veterans and their families face.

The National Memorial Day Concert family has become a true community of support for our troops as a means of reaching out to soldiers, veterans and their families and letting them know we care.