Les Miserables is the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 27th year.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption-a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
This year the National Memorial Day Concert will pay special tribute to a mother, Ruth Stonesfer, who's son was the first casualty in the Afghanistan War. The loss of Ruth's youngest child led to her becoming president of the Gold Star Mothers.
As this multi award-winning event continues its two decades long tradition of honoring the service and sacrifice of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Loyal viewers around the country and attendees on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol return year after year to experience this memorial service for our nation.
Watch celebrities on the National Memorial Day Concert share their experiences performing at this powerful event, and reflect on what this holiday means to them.
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