Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise served as co-hosts for the 32nd annual National Memorial Day Concert on PBS which honors our men and women in uniform, their families and all those who gave their lives for our country. This year the 90 minute concert included performances from Alan Jackson, Mickey Guyton, Vince Gill, Gladys Knight, The Four Tops, Sara Bareilles, and Denyce Graves with the National Symphony Orchestra.

Alan Jackson wrote the iconic song “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” just weeks after the tragic events of September 11th 2001, and played it for the very first time at the CMA Awards, on November 7th of that year.  This year during the 2021 National Memorial Day Concert, actor and former firemen Steve Buscemi narrated a segment that reflected on the lives lost on 9/11, and then Alan took to the stage to perform “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning) (which can be viewed here).

You can watch the entire National Memorial Day Concert on Facebook watch – here.

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