Thursday, May 23, 2013

Throwback Thursday: National Memorial Day Parade, Washington, DC 2012

Every Thursday during the non-touring phases, we take a look back at what Kris was doing in previous years around this time!

In both 2011 and 2012, he visited the DC area to participate in the wonderful events we have for Memorial Day. Most of you probably remember his stirring and moving rendition of God Bless the USA at the annual Memorial Day concert on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol in 2011. But last year, he did another event - the annual Memorial Day parade. It was a beautiful sunny day in DC and the parade was livestreamed - so people outside of DC were able to see it, including those in between soccer games (yours truly), and we do have an excellent video of his parade performance of The Vision of Love!

Kris will not be back in DC this year; as you know, he's recovering from his recent surgery on his wrist. (For those curious, the Idol at this year's annual PBS concert is Candice Glover, S12 winner.) I will miss Kris' visit to DC for Memorial Day - he was starting to become an annual Memorial Day weekend tradition along with a backyard cookout and the Virginian soccer tournament! Over the weekend as we go back and forth between the tournament and the BBQs, I'll tweet some more fun Kris in DC Memorial Day videos, so please be sure to follow me on Twitter @KrisAllenLists if you don't already.