An American Tradition Honoring Our Servicemen and Women
General Colin Powell, USA (Ret.) honors the sacrifice, dedication and courage of our service members during war and peacetime. (2013 National Memorial Day Concert)
The National Memorial Day Concert features uplifting musical performances, documentary footage and dramatic readings that star-studded lineup performing in tribute to all Americans who have sacrificed for our country.of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. One of PBS’ highest-rated programs, the multi-award-winning television event has become an American tradition, featuring a
The concert’s mission is to unite the country in those who are grieving. Executive Producer Jerry Colbert says, “We think of the agony of the mother or father who lost a child, the spouses and children left behind, the people who are wounded in body and soul. And we do this memorial service to remember and reach out to them. We must remember their sacrifices and continue the mission set forth by Abraham Lincoln to ‘care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan.’”of the fallen and to serve
The National Memorial Day Concert is sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corporation and made possible by the National Park Service, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Department of the Army, General Dynamics and public television stations nationwide. All travel is provided by American Airlines.
The concert is broadcast live on PBS as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network. Today, AFRTS uses seven satellites along with digital compression technology to provide multiple television and stereo audio services to over 1,000 outlets in more than 175 countries and U.S. territories and on board U.S. Navy ships.
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