The National Memorial Day Concert, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, airs at 8 p.m. ET the Sunday before Memorial Day (check local listings). The award-winning event, co-hosted by acclaimed actors Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna, continues its two-decades-long tradition of honoring the service and sacrifice of all our men and women in uniform, and their families.
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Music Therapist Rebecca Vaudreuil describes how music therapy works.
Tom Gibbs explores the importance of capturing the oral history of WWII.
We remember Jerry Colbert, National Memorial Day Concert Founder and Executive Producer.
Colonel Richard Cole, the last Doolittle Raider, recounts training for the Doolittle Raid.
Jacke Walton remembers the last time she saw her father before he was lost in Vietnam.
Miguel Avila explains why his father, CPT Luis Avila, inspires him daily.
Jacke Walton recounts the tragic cost of war and honors her father’s sacrifice in Vietnam.
Wounded by an IED explosion, CPT Luis Avila rehabilitates with the help of Music Therapy.
Gold Star families remember their lost loved ones who died in service to our country.
Gold Star Mother Kelly Swanson honors her son who was killed in Iraq July 22, 2006.
Co-hosts Joe Mantegna and Laurence Fishburne discuss the importance of Memorial Day.
LTC Harry T. Stewart (Ret.) recounts his inspiring journey to becoming a Tuskegee Airman.