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Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend




Even though this video does not tell all the fun and emotional details of the weekend, it does a pretty good job. I just continue to be star struck by every memorial and monument and hope that does not wear off.
And if anyone is making a list of things to do before you die, put walking along the Vietnam Memorial Wall on Memorial day - it is amazing.

music selection was from the music at the concert on Saturday night -
If you are going through hell - Rodney Atkins (I could not resist using this song after the funny performance - since it was the dress rehearsal they had a stage hand stand in and lip sync it)
God Bless the USA - the version I used was from this season of American Idol
Where do I Begin? Idina Menzel

16 comments:

Natasha said...

Thinking of you while in DC! Coming home today. I have a whole new appreciation for all of the sites you blog about now. I even went to the Postal Museum thanks to you!

kelly said...

thank you for sharing your beautiful weekend

patsy said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Natasha said...

I know, I know, I just read your comment and I actually felt guilty for not looking you up while there! I had to attend a conference though (social work and HIV) and between that and trying to sight see with 2 little kids it was crazy busy! But fun. Next time, I will look you up before coming to DC. We can share some Ben and Jerry's at Union Station with all our chuildren and then you can be my tour guide. I will do some DC posts but by far my favorite thing (and Griffin's) was the changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier. Amazing. Oh yeah, and my conference was good too.

Jill said...

I feel redundant saying this, but it sure seems like you pack a lot more living into your life than I do! I'm always inspired when I see photos of your trips downtown D.C. so your 12 minute video was extra inspiring. How did you make it? I loved the music with it. Thanks!

kristi said...

jill - it is all apple - it was my first try at using imovie and it was so easy, took me about an hour.

linda said...

You did an incredible job with this video...thank you for sharing it with us.

I love D.C. You are a lucky girl to live in such an amazing place. I always say that if I was young and single, that's where I'd live.

Traci said...

So love that God Bless the USA song- gives me chills every time! Glad you got to go to DC for memorial day and for sharing it with the rest of us. That place is amazing.
My step-dad fought in the Vietnam War and he and some of his Marine buddies just got back from a trip to Vietnam to honor those that were lost and to also find some closure too. He had nothing but great things to say about his trip!

Autumn said...

I love it! I'm with Jill~you always seem to pack a lot into your days! I need to get better about documenting/taking pictures of what we do! We just got back from the beach and I only had a few pictures worth posting!

Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

I had the opportunity to walk along the Vietnam Memorial on Memorial Day several years ago. It is a very emotional experience, and one that I am so grateful for.

michelle said...

I hope you never get tired of the memorials and monuments either! I love the way you live life, Kristi. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

Kristin said...

Great video! I loved the part at the Vietnam Memorial...with all the vets there. Very moving. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon C. said...

Great video, and what a wonderful place to be on Memorial Day. Love the pictures of the Vietnam Memorial -- it always touches me to see the remembrances left at the wall, and people making the rubbings of names is so touching. What a great day!!

lelly said...

that's it! i'm totally moving back to D.C.!!

what a great way to wrap up the weekend.

sweetfunkyvintage said...

So cool! Thanks for sharing - brought tears to my eyes!
missy

Claudissima said...

oh my goodness, thank than thank you for this beautiful movie, the beautiful beauty of being an american and to be a family. Your family is soo amazing and you are even more so!