EIGHT, ARIZONA PBS PRESENTS PBS NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT BROADCASTING LIVE FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. – MAY 26
Eight, Arizona PBS to air live: An All-Star Salute to Our American Heroes
The program will include appearances by distinguished American leader General Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.), “Dancing With the Stars” finalist and classical cross-over artist Katherine Jenkins; singer-songwriter and “The Voice” finalist Chris Mann; and acclaimed Tony award-winning tenor Alfie Boe in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. The show will feature talent by six military ensembles, including the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff with The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, The U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters, The U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants, the Armed Forces Color Guard and Service Color Teams provided by the Military District of Washington, D.C.
The 2013 event will feature:
The broadcast will be supported by a resource-rich website at pbs.org/memorialdayconcert. Highlights include a “Virtual Wall of Remembrance,” where viewers can share tributes to our veterans and fallen heroes; suggestions on what viewers can do to support veterans and their loved ones in their communities; and resources for service members and their families.
About Eight, Arizona PBS
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Eight is a member-supported service of Arizona State University.