HBO has been a long-time supporter of America’s veterans. The giant pay cable network continues that admirable endeavor with its sponsorship of what promises to be a memorable live concert on Veterans Day, November 11. The Concert For Valor includes performances by Bruce Springsteen (who has been an important supporter of Vietnam Veterans of America), Rihanna, Metallica, Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown, and Dave Grohl, and appearances by Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks (one of the event’s producers), John Oliver, Steven Spielberg, and others.
The concert, co-hosted by Starbucks Coffee Company, will be broadcast on HBO at 7:00 p.m. Eastern time. HBO has made an arrangement with its affiliates to open the signal, allowing non-subscribers to see the concert.
The event “will provide a national stage for ensuring that veterans and their families know that their fellow Americans’ gratitude is genuine, ” the sponsors said. The goal is “raising awareness for veterans service organizations dedicated to education, wellness, reemployment and reintegration.”