Watch the 2020 National Memorial Day Concert

Watch the 2020 National Memorial Day Concert
May 22, 2020

Lockheed Martin is the proud title sponsor of the 31st annual National Memorial Day Concert, which will honor COVID-19 frontline workers and fallen heroes. Although the traditional live concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol will not be held due to the coronavirus pandemic, a powerful performance will still take place on PBS and American Forces Network on Sunday, May 24 at 8 p.m. EDT.

Join Tony Award-winning actor Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award-winning actor and philanthropist Gary Sinise as they co-host a special presentation with new performances and heart-felt messages filmed around the country. The 2020 National Memorial Day Concert will also be a tribute the men and women who are doing so much for all of us in the current fight against COVID-19, and will continue, for the 31st year, to honor and remember our troops, veterans, wounded warriors, all those who have given their lives for freedom, and their families. Woven throughout the program will be messages from prominent guest artists of thanks and support for those who have served and sacrificed for the nation.

2017 National Memorial Day Concert
Members of the U.S. Navy Band, Sea Chanter's Chorus, perform with the Washington, D.C. Inter-service Chorus and the National Symphony Orchestra during the 2017 Memorial Day Salute to the Armed Services dress rehearsal. U.S. Navy photo by Musician 1st Class Lauren R. Cook

Executive Producer Michael Colbert remarked, “In this unprecedented time, when the nation needs it most, we will bring Americans together as one family to honor our heroes. This has been the mission of the National Memorial Day Concert for 30 years, and we look forward to sharing stories and music of support, hope, resilience, and patriotism.”

This is Lockheed Martin’s tenth year supporting the concert. The corporation is dedicated to supporting service members with programs that improve their lives and the lives of their families, enhance educational and training opportunities, and honor their selfless duty to the country. Learn more about our military and veteran outreach.

America’s national night of remembrance harkens back to the real meaning of Memorial Day. It’s a day to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation. Please tune in and catch these incredible stories, special performances and an all-star line-up. View the concert on PBS or live-stream it on, YouTube and Facebook. It can also be seen by our troops around the world on American Forces Network.