Jo Dee Messina is joining the lineup for the National Memorial Day Concert presented by PBS on Sunday (May 28th). Previously announced performers and participants include Trace Adkins, The War And Treaty, John Slattery, Dulé Hill, Yolanda Adams, Mary McCormack, Phillip Phillips, Megan Hilty and Jack Everly conducting the National Symphony Orchestra. The event will again be hosted by Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise. Check local PBS listings for times.
The National Memorial Day Concert will also include a tribute to Vietnam War POWs and Gold Star families, as well as a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice and a remembrance of World War II. Jo Dee will be accompanied by The National Symphony Orchestra as she performs “Heaven Was Needing a Hero,” a song she wrote after we lost our first female soldier in combat.
In addition to the PBS broadcast, our troops serving around the world can tune in on the American Forces Network. The concert can also be streamed live on their website, on YouTube, the PBS app and PBS.org. The concert will remain available for two weeks following the live broadcast.