National Memorial Day Concert Honors Military Members

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The annual National Memorial Day Concert will take place Sunday night on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

The concert, which runs from 8 to 9:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on PBS, features a stat-studded lineup of artists and performers including newly crowned winner of the 12th season of “American Idol,” Candice Glover.

The pre-Memorial Day event honors military veterans and troops in active service.

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell will speak about the meaning of Memorial Day and the National Symphony Orchestra also will perform. Actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise will co-host the event.

The concert is broadcast live on PBS and via American Forces Network.

If you plan on attending the concert, be aware of the following road closure:

  • First Street between Independence Avenue SW and Constitution Avenue NW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue, NW between First Street NW and Third Street NW
  • Maryland Avenue between First Street SW and Third Street SW
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