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Long List of Stars to Partipate in Veterans Day Concert for Valor on National Mall

     
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An estimated 850,000 people are expected to turn out on the National Mall in Washington D.C. tomorrow for HBO’s Concert for Valor, a salute to America’s veterans. The concert is a “first-of-its kind event designed to bring artists, celebrities and millions of Americans together to honor the courage and sacrifice of veterans, active duty service members and their families.”

concert for valor, veterans day, military, twitchangeFeatured artists include:

The Black Keys
Bruce Springsteen
Carrie Underwood
Dave Grohl
Eminem
Jennifer Hudson
Jessie J
Metallica
Rihanna
and Zac Brown Band

Although they will not be there in person, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg will appear in pre-taped tributes to veterans shown during the broadcast.

The three-hour concert. co-sponsored by Starbucks and Chase and produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks and Joel Gallen, is free to the public on a first-come, first-served basis, rain or shine. It will also be available for viewing on TV or the Internet live at 7 p.m.  EST. HBO will temporarily be open to non-HBO subscribers during the concert, and the show will be streamed at concertforvalor.com and on Twitter.com/HBO. Its audio portion will be carried by IHeartRadio.

Encouraging support for America’s veterans, The Concert for Valor will highlight a number of non-profit organizations serving military servicemen and women. If you would like to donate, do so through the Onward Veterans Fund, which transforms donations into grants for outstanding veterans services organizations. Organizations that will be featured during the Concert for Valor include:

Bob Woodruff Foundation
Easter Seals Dixon Center
Fisher House Foundation
Give an Hour
Hire Heroes USA
Hiring Our Heroes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
IAVA Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America
The Mission Continues
One Mind
Pat Tillman Foundation
Semper Fi Fund
Soldier On
Student Veterans of America
Team Rubicon
Team Red White and Blue
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

Melody Harstine Foster

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