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  • Writer's pictureDuke Daniel Pierce

Haysbert at National Memorial Day Concert


Photo Credit: PBS

“What [Memorial Day] means to me is that we’ve lost a lot of lives, a lot of valuable, wonderful lives. Brothers, sisters, fathers. I’d just like to see it end. I’d like to live in a time where there’s no chance of that happening, not even a chance of war.”


Tune in this Sunday, May 29th, at 8:00 P.M. ET to watch Dennis Haysbert (Class of 1977) and a host of other wonderful performers take part in PBS’ National Memorial Day Concert. The show will be hosted by famed actors/philanthropists Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise with guest performances by TV actors Jean Smart, Norm Lewis, and Gil Birmingham, as well as, Broadway stars Lea Salonga, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Mary McCormack. Musicians Craig Morgan and Pia Toscano will also be performing.


The featured stories of the show include “A Tribute to General Colin Powell,” “A Gold Star Family’s Story of Resilience,” “Vietnam: A Medic’s Journey,” “A Tribute to Women in WWII,” and a salute to the Medal of Honor recipients.


Haysbert is most remembered for his memorable roles as President David Palmer in 24, Jonas Baline in The Unit, and as Pedro Cerrano in Major League. He can be most recently seen in Hulu’s No Exit, and he can be most recently heard in Disney+’s Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers. This will be his third time performing in the PBS National Memorial Day Concert.


Find out more about the concert and stream it here.

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