The Significance of Remembrance With Monica Magee Duncan

Memorial Day is approaching, and with that, we anticipate the return of a cherished tradition that brings us all together to reflect solemnly and remember our national heroes. The National Memorial Day Concert, which has been a consistent presence for over thirty years, will once again grace our screens as it broadcasts live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol for its 34th annual edition.

Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 28, 2023, as this year's concert will air at 8:00 p.m. ET on PBS. And for those unable to catch the live broadcast, fear not, as the event will also be streamed on YouTube and the website

This concert stands as a tribute to the courageous men and women in uniform who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. It serves as a heartfelt reminder of the true essence of Memorial Day - the remembrance of our fallen heroes and the support we offer to their bereaved families.

An integral part of the 2023 National Memorial Day Concert will be dedicated to honoring Gold Star families, who bear the enduring pain of losing a loved one in service to our country. This year's broadcast will share the poignant story of a particular family spanning three generations, who tragically lost their cherished eldest child, Sgt. Anthony O. Magee, during his deployment in Iraq. For them, and countless others, every day serves as a memorial.

This event sheds light on the genuine significance of the holiday, ensuring that the spirit of Memorial Day extends beyond barbecues and long weekends, emphasizing the importance of honoring the service and sacrifice of our brave military personnel.

Tune in Sunday, May 28, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. ET, and prepare to be deeply moved and inspired. This is an evening of remembrance that should not be overlooked.

We had a chance to talk to Monica Magee Duncan about why Memorial Day is important to her.

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