featuring The National Symphony Orchestra and others
8:00pm - 9:30pm
"This annual program will be co-hosted for the eighth year by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna (“Criminal Minds”) and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise (“CSI: New York”), two acclaimed actors dedicated to supporting veterans and troops in active service. They will be joined by an all-star line-up including: distinguished American leader Gen. Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.) and the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly." You may bring a picnic and a blanket but please refrain from bringing alcohol as there will be a security check. The show will also be aired live on PBS.
Note: The public will not be admitted to the West Lawn of the Capitol beginning at 5:00pm. Checkpoints will be set up for search of bags and parcels. Guests will be required to enter through a metal detector. The gates are located at the Southwest corner of the Capitol grounds. More details can be found on the U.S. Capitol Police's website in the Press Room.
Metro: Capitol South or Union Station