Each Memorial Day we pay tribute to the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of the security of our nation and the defense of American values. We stand in continued partnership with the United Way’s MISSION UNITED initiative and with our military families in remembrance of the fallen as we demonstrate our appreciation for their sacrifice.
This year our celebrations for the holiday won’t look like they have in prior years as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing measures. While large-scale, Memorial Day events won’t be taking place this year, there are still plenty of opportunities to recognize the holiday, from small backyard BBQs to driveway fireworks.
PBS will be hosting a special presentation of the star-studded National Memorial Day Concert with new performances and tributes filmed in different locations around the country and iconic stories from past concerts. America’s night of remembrance will honor our troops, veterans, wounded warriors, all those who have given their lives for our nation, and their families.
StoryCorps offers a variety of stories from service members, veterans and their families through its Military Voices Initiative. This is an opportunity to honor their voices, amplify their experiences, and let them know that we—as a nation—are listening.
On behalf of HealthTrust, we thank the fallen heroes, our living veterans and their families.