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Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna urging Americans to take a moment of appreciation on Memorial Day

While Memorial Day weekend is known to many as a time to play ball on the beach, drink beer and barbecue – Hollywood actors Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna are urging all Americans to take a moment to reflect on what the holiday is all about.On the eve of Memorial Day, these two acclaimed screen stars will co-host the annual National Memorial Day Concert live from the U.S. Capitol, featuring an array of stories of American’s servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives to preserve America’s freedoms.“This is my eighth year doing this with Joe; it is something I look forward to every year. We bring our families here and there are so many veterans that are part of this event,” Sinise, who was brought into the event by Mantegna, told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “I can’t think of better place to be on Memorial Day weekend.”And in the words of Mantegna, hosting the event is the single most important thing he does every year.“I come from a military family. My mother’s four brothers and father...

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