National Memorial Day Concert – Up Close (photos)

June 18, 2012

The annual National Memorial Day Concert on Sunday May 27 was interrupted about half way through due to a weather emergency. But we were able to grab close-up photos of the entire performance at the full dress rehearsal a day earlier inlcuding performances by Joe Montegna, Gary Sinise, Daughtry, Natalie Cole, Trace Adkins, Jessica Sanchez, Ellen Burstyn, Dennis Franz, Selma Blair and Russell Watson.

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National Memorial Day Parade (photos)

The Annual National Memorial Day Parade, took place along Constitution Avenue in Washington DC on May 28, 2012. Consisting of a lineup of entertainers, veterans units, marching bands and patriotic floats, the parade honors those who have served and died to protect our liberties. The reviewing stand was symbolically positioned directly opposite the National Archives Building, the home to this nation’s most hollowed documents including The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution. The parade as always began with the marching platoons of each of our armed services. It was televised around the nation and to our troops serving around the world.

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Obamas Host 134th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll (photos)

The 134th annual White House Egg Roll attracted over 30,000 visitors to the White House South Lawn for a day of racing, reading and fun on Monday, April 9, 2012. The theme of this year’s egg roll was “Let’s Go, Let’s Play, Let’s Move!” which was modeled after the First Lady’s “Let’s Move!” campaign. View our photos by clicking on the icons below. (All photos by Jeff Malet)

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Komen Race for the Cure Draws 27,000 to the National Mall (photos)

June 11, 2012

The Susan G. Komen Foundation said that 27,000 walkers and runners participated in the Annual Komen global race for the cure for breast cancer on the National Mall in Washington D.C., on June, 2. The event drew about 30 percent fewer participants than last year due in large part to the organization’s controversial withdrawal of funding from Planned Parenthood. Komen quickly reversed the decision, but it left many wondering whether politics influenced its decision-making. That did not seem to diminish the enthusiasm of those that did turn out on a beautiful spring day. The Komen website estimated that $1.8 million was raised from Saturday’s walk.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation raises awareness and funding for breast cancer research and services. The opening ceremony was held at the Washington Monument. It is one of the largest 5K runs and fitness walks in the world.

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Rolling Thunder Celebrates its 25th Year (photos)

June 4, 2012

For the 25th year, the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally thundered through Washington calling attention to veterans and those missing in action, on Sunday May 28. View our photos from the National Mall by clicking on the icons below. [gallery ids="100831,125650,125659,125667,125677,125685,125695,125705,125713,125641,125633,125748,125742,125735,125597,125729,125605,125614,125623,125722" nav="thumbs"]

Fiesta Asia Street Fair Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on Pennsylvania Ave. (photos)

May 24, 2012

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the National Asian Heritage Festival’s Fiesta Asia held their 7th annual street fair covering three full blocks on Pennsylvania Ave. near the Capitol on May 19. The event displayed various aspects of Asian art and culture featuring over 90 acts and 600 performers including musicians and dancers, the martial arts and a lion dance demonstration.

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Space Shuttle Discovery Flies Over DC (photos)

May 17, 2012

The space shuttle Discovery, attached to a modified NASA 747 aircraft, flies over Washington, D.C., Tuesday, April 17, 2012, as it makes its way to its permanent new home, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. (Photos by Jeff Malet)

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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo at the Washington Monument (photos)

May 10, 2012

On May 5, “everyone is Latino”, was the slogan of this year’s National Cinco de Mayo Festival held at the base of the Washington Monument. Cinco de Mayo is a time to commemorate the Battle of Puebla against Frech colonizers, in 1862, an important event in Mexico’s history. The free, family festival, in this 20th annual edition, was organized by the Maru Montero Dance Company and featured dance performances, live music, delicious Latin food and a Mexican market. The festival celebrated not just Mexican Americans but all Latinos in our country.

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International Children’s Festival (photos)

The International Children’s Festival is an interactive, educational event that allows children of all ages to travel the world in a single day. This year’s 6th annual edition was held at the The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on Sunday May 6, 2012.
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USA Science & Engineering Festival Inspires Kids (photos)

What was billed as the largest celebration of science in the US, the 2nd USA Science and Engineering Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on April 28-29 featured over 3000 interractive exhibits and 100 stage shows. Funded with money raised by Silicon Valley entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Larry Bock, a free admission was a factor in attracting an estimated crowd of over 300,000 The goal was to excite students in the US about science and technology to better enable this nation to compete internationally.

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