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PBS’s National Memorial Day Concert & More

Members of the U.S. Armed Forces salute at the National Memorial Day Concert.

Honoring Those Who Have Served & Sacrificed 

This Memorial Day, we honor those who gave their all for our country. Tune in to PBS NC for the National Memorial Day Concert, a star-studded event featuring tributes to our fallen heroes and their families as well as musical performances. We’ll also be airing special programs that explore stories of service, sacrifice and the true meaning of Memorial Day. Remember our fallen with PBS NC and on the PBS App

Honoring North Carolinians

During Memorial Day and beyond, we honor and show appreciation to all those who have served and sacrificed. Our gratitude extends to the families and friends who carry the weight of their sacrifice. May you find strength and healing in the days ahead.

Memorial Day Specials & More

The National Memorial Day Concert 

Hosted by award-winning actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise, this national night of remembrance returns live to the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Featuring all-star performances and tributes, the 35th annual event will honor those in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. 

Watch the National Memorial Day Concert, Sunday, 5/26, 8 PM and again at 9:30 PM on PBS NC and the PBS App

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Wall of Remembrance with the United States flag to the right.

Wall of Remembrance

Who are you remembering and honoring this Memorial Day? Submit a tribute to loved ones and friends who have served in our nation’s military. Your contributions are a central part of the Memorial Day narrative, honoring the sacrifice of our brave service members in uniform.

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Going to War 

What is it really like to go to war? Filled with terror, pain and grief, it also brings exhilaration, and a profound sense of purpose. In Going to War, renowned authors Karl Marlantes and Sebastian Junger help us make sense of this paradox and get to the heart of what it’s like to be a soldier at war. Veterans of various conflicts reveal some universal truths of combat with unflinching candor. 

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Home, with Honor 

Hear the stories of seven North Carolinians who served in the Vietnam War. 1,612 people from the state died in the conflict, including the youngest U.S. serviceman to die in the war and one of the eight women. Thousands of Vietnam veterans with post-trauma stress or other disabilities find relief at “The Wall That Heals,” a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. 

Watch Home, with Honor now on the PBS App

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After Action 

Hosted by Air Force combat veteran Stacy Pearsall, After Action reveals the experiences of 21 diverse veterans from across the country. Conversations about life before, during and after action provide a deeper appreciation for those who’ve served. 

Watch After Action now on the PBS App

Unconditional: Healing Hidden Wounds  

A revealing film about the arc of mental health that challenges 50 million families each year. It is a film that shows us how mental health is not what we think it is. It comes in hundreds of shades and in places we do not notice. Filmed over seven years, three families explore what a hidden wound is and how to talk about it. 

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