Thursday, May 24, 2012

National Memorial Day Concert

In Honor and Rememberance...

*Image from PBS

Sunday, May 27th, from 8:00 to 9:30 pm ET (check your local PBS listings - there will also be repeat airings).

Details via PBS:

"On the eve of Memorial Day, a star-studded line-up will grace the stage for one of PBS’ highest-rated programs. The multi award-winning television event has truly become an American tradition, honoring the military service and sacrifice of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

The program is co-hosted for the seventh year by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna (“Criminal Minds”) and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise (“CSI: New York”), two acclaimed actors who have dedicated themselves to veteran’s causes and supporting troops in active service. They will be joined by an all-star line-up including: distinguished American leader Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.); the multi-platinum rock band Daughtry; nine-time Grammy award-winner, singer and songwriter Natalie Cole; country music superstar Trace Adkins; “American Idol” finalist Jessica Sanchez; Emmy, Oscar and Tony award-winning actress Ellen Burstyn; Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor and Vietnam veteran Dennis Franz; celebrated film and television actress Selma Blair; and world renowned tenor Russell Watson; in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.

The concert is broadcast live on PBS and live via American Forces Network to the nearly one million American service men and women, Department of Defense civilians and their families overseas, stationed at bases in 175 countries, as well as 140 U.S. Navy ships at sea."

I watch this program every year and I am always extremely proud and deeply touched by the personal stories of courage and bravery of our troops. We should never forget the sacrifices our Military has made and continue to make today, for this country and our freedom. God bless them and America! Our prayers are with you!

*See the PBS National Memorial Day Web-site for more details.

*See the Family TV Schedule for additional air times.


  1. We love watching this program every year too. So humbling and inspiring!

  2. I agree, wholeheartedly, Watson Family... our Military's bravery is truly inspiring!

    I'm glad to know so many others watch and support this show each year!

  3. Thanks for the heads up. I wish there was a way to share this post on facebook!


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