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National Memorial Day Concert encore Monday on PBS

Written By | May 25, 2015

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2015 – In case you missed yesterday’s live PBS simulcast of the annual National Memorial Day Concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the hour-and-a-half show will be encored Memorial Day afternoon, May 25, at 4:30 p.m. EDT on many PBS TV stations. For Washingtonians, that includes WETA, WETA HDTV and radio station WETA-FM. (Check local listings for exact times.)

The 2015 edition of this annual musical celebration of our veterans is hosted by Tony Award winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award winner Gary Sinise, the tenth year for both.

This years broadcast features “musical performances, documentary footage, and dramatic readings that honor the military service  of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home, and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice,” notes PBS.

This year’s gallery of stars, performers and guests includes Gloria Estefan, Tessanne Chin, Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson and D.C.’s own National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), conducted by Jack Everly.

In addition, the 2015 show honors disabled veterans, children and families who lost a parent to one of America’s ward, and also commemorates the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

Again, the time for this afternoon’s rebroadcast in the DC Metro area: Monday, May 25, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. EDT. Other cities: Check your local listings for scheduled air times.

Terry Ponick

Biographical Note: Dateline Award-winning music and theater critic for The Connection Newspapers and the Reston-Fairfax Times, Terry was the music critic for the Washington Times print edition (1994-2010) and online Communities (2010-2014). Since 2014, he has been the Senior Business and Entertainment Editor for Communities Digital News (CDN). A former stockbroker and a writer and editor with many interests, he served as editor under contract from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and continues to write on science and business topics. He is a graduate of Georgetown University (BA, MA) and the University of South Carolina where he was awarded a Ph.D. in English and American Literature and co-founded one of the earliest Writing Labs in the country. Twitter: @terryp17