National Memorial Day Concert, with Kelli O'Hara, Blythe Danner, Gary Sinise, Broadcast May 30

News   National Memorial Day Concert, with Kelli O'Hara, Blythe Danner, Gary Sinise, Broadcast May 30
 
Emmy Award winner Gary Sinise ("CSI: New York") and Tony Award winner Joe Mantegna (Glengarry Glen Ross, "Criminal Minds") co-host the 2010 National Memorial Day Concert, which will be broadcast on PBS stations around the country May 30 at 8 PM; check local listings.

Kelli O'Hara
Kelli O'Hara

Among those scheduled to appear and/or entertain include General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), Brad Paisley, Lionel Richie, Kelli O'Hara, Dennis Haysbert, Yolanda Adams, Katherine Jenkins, Blythe Danner, A.J. Cook and Maestro Jack Everly as well as The National Symphony Orchestra, Military District of Washington, U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, The U.S. Army Chorus, The Soldiers’ Chorus of The United States Army Field Band, U.S. Army Chorale and U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters.

The 90-minute program, according to PBS, will focus on three main themes: "honoring the sacrifices, suffering and love of a new generation of young military widows whose fallen spouses served in Iraq and Afghanistan; paying tribute on the 60th anniversary of the Korean War to the heroic service of the soldiers who fought and perished; paying homage to the more than 125,000 WWI and WWII service members who did not come home but rest in 24 military cemeteries in the foreign lands where they fought for liberty."

For more information visit www.pbs.org.

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