National Memorial Day Concert

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Original run: 27 May 1990 – …

Country of origin: US

Genre: History, Music

Network: PBS US

Watched by: 3 of 704 051 0%

Total running time: 1 day 9 hours

Episode duration: 90 minutes


The National Memorial Day Concert features uplifting musical performances, documentary footage, and dramatic readings that honor the military service of all our men and women in uniform and their families at home. One of PBS' highest-rated programs, featuring an all-star lineup, the multi-award-winning television event has become an American tradition.

The concert unites the country in remembrance and appreciation of those who gave their lives for our nation and serves those who are grieving through the mission put forward by Abraham Lincoln in his second inaugural address, "Let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan."

The National Memorial Day Concert airs live from the U.S. Capitol to an audience of hundreds of thousands, millions at home, and American troops around the world.

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