May 28, 2012 in Nation/World

Storm forces cancellation of D.C. concert


 WASHINGTON – The National Memorial Day Concert has been canceled due to a line of thunderstorms that moved into the District of Columbia on Sunday night.

 About halfway into the concert, an annual event on the National Mall, host Gary Sinise told the audience there was a severe weather warning and advised concertgoers to leave and seek shelter.

 The National Weather Service said the thunderstorms developed over Pennsylvania as part of the weather system that created record high temperatures Sunday in the Midwest.

 The Memorial Day concert, broadcast by PBS, features songs from pop and country performers, patriotic music from military bands and stories of heroic acts by U.S. troops.

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