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National Memorial Day Concert

The National Memorial Day Concert is a free annual concert performed on the west lawn of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., in celebration of Memorial Day since 1989. It is held on the last Sunday in May. It is broadcast live on PBS, NPR, and can also be seen overseas by U.S. military personnel in more than 175 countries and aboard more than 200 U.S. Navy ships at sea on American Forces Network.[1] The concert is viewed and heard by millions across the country and the world, as well as attended by more than half a million people at the United States Capitol. The concert, the national counterpart of the Royal British Legion's Festival of Remembrance, usually begins with the American national anthem by the National Symphony Orchestra, followed by music and dramatic readings commemorating the holiday and its importance.

National Memorial Day Concert
A boy holding an American flag during the 2009 National Memorial Day Concert
A boy holding an American flag during the 2009 National Memorial Day Concert
Created byJerry Colbert
Directed byPaul Miller
Creative director(s)
  • Jerry Colbert (1989–2016)
  • Michael Colbert (2017–present)
Presented by
Opening theme"The Star-Spangled Banner"
Ending themeArmed Forces Medley
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Jerry Colbert (1989–2016)
  • Michael Colbert (2017–present)
Production location(s)West Lawn of the United States Capitol
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Running time90 minutes
Release
Original networkPBS
Original releaseMay 28, 1989 –
present
External links
Website

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Memorial Day Concert 2018".

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