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Video: Kris Allen Goes Acoustic on 2012 National Memorial Day Parade

May 29, 2012 (1:26 am) GMT
The season 8 winner of 'American Idol' strums his guitar as he sings his single, 'The Vision of Love', on top of a float that travels through Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C.

Another "" alum has made an appearance in Washington, D.C. for an annual event honoring the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Season 8 winner took part in National Memorial Day Parade a day after and performed at PBS National Memorial Day concert.

On Monday, May 28, the 26-year-old singer hopped on a float to provide some entertainment for thousand of people who've been lining along Constitution Avenue. Strumming his guitar, he delivered an acoustic version of "The Vision of Love", the lead single of his second studio album "".

Before stepping out for the parade, Allen reminded his Twitter followers about his gig. "Gonna be at the National Memorial Day Parade today weather is beautiful," so he tweeted on Monday. "Come on out!" He followed it up with another tweet that read, "Or just watch in the comfort of your home."

This is not the first time Allen, whose father has retired from the Air Force, went to D.C. for a Memorial Day performance. Last year, the "No Boundaries" singer took the stage at the West lawn of the Capitol to belt out "God Bless the USA" at PBS National Memorial Day concert.



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