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2015 National Memorial Day Concert

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Apr 29, 2015 3:44 PM

Again this year WITF presents the National Memorial Day Concert from Washington D.C.

Honoring our American heroes for over 25 years, the National Memorial Day Concert pays tribute to the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise co-host the 26th annual broadcast of this night of remembrance that airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol before an audience of hundreds of thousands, millions at home and to our troops around the world via American Forces Network.

The all-star line-up includes: distinguished American leader General Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.); seven-time Grammy Award-winner and international superstar Gloria Estefan; "The Voice" season five winner Tessanne Chin; acclaimed film and television actress Stefanie Scott (Insidious: Chapter 3; Jem and the Holograms); the world's most prolific classical cross-over star Katherine Jenkins; and renowned tenor Russell Watson in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.

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.  

WITF will broadcast this special Sunday May 24 at 8:00pm and again at 9:30pm.  A list of performers will be published soon.  Follow updates to this special on twitter.

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