Memorial Day Concert In D.C.

The “National Memorial-Day Concert” returns, this year, for a special 30th-anniversary broadcast—hosted by Joe Mantegna and Mary McCormack.  Live from the West Lawn of the U-S Capitol, the annual concert honors America’s men and women in uniform, their families at
home, and all those who’ve given their lives for our country.  Co-host Joe Mantegna says…“You know, we’re given this three-day holiday-weekend, on ‘Memorial Day’.  And, I think [that], if every American would take 90 minutes—and just watch the show—they would come away knowing that it’s [about] a lot more than barbecues and car-races.  It’s to honor those who gave us that ability to enjoy the freedoms [that] we do, in this country.  And, it’s a show that’s entertaining, touching, enlightening, [and] moving.  If you can come away from this show without a smile and a tear, something’s wrong.  I’d really encourage anyone to just give it a chance, give it a shot—because I’m positive [that], once you watch it, you’ll make it an annual event.”  This year’s lineup also includes: General Colin Powell; Sam Elliott; Patti LaBelle; Gavin DeGraw; Dennis Haysbert; Alison Krauss; Christopher Jackson; Amber Riley; Justin Moore; Jaina Lee Ortiz; and “Patrick Lundy and ‘The Ministers of Music’”—in performance with the
“National Symphony Orchestra”.  The 30th-anniversary “National Memorial-Day Concert” airs live, on P-B-S, Sunday, May 26th, at eight p-m, Eastern; check local listings, for the time in your area.  To learn more, visit “p-b-s”-dot-org-slash-“memorial-day-concert”.