Sinise & Mantegna Co-Host 2013 Memorial Day Concert

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Gary Sinise (CSI: New York’s Mac Taylor) will reunite with Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds) for the eighth year in a row to co-host the 2013 National Memorial Day Concert on Sunday, May 26. Mantegna got involved with the concert in 2002, and began hosting the event a few years later. He asked friend and fellow Chicago actor Sinise to participate in the 2005 concert, and they began hosting the event together the following year. “The first year he … performed with his band,” Mantegna told American Homecomings. “And he was so taken by the whole event, as I knew he would, I said to him, ‘Gary, if you’d like to keep doing this, why don’t we co-host together?’ And he was all for it.”

You can find a 2011 video featuring Sinise and Mantegna embedded after the jump, in which they discuss the concert and their thoughts on Memorial Day.

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