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David Archuleta – A Blog from Afghanistan

Posted by djafan on Friday, July 18, 2014

Photo 1: I don’t think that’s how you properly salute, but oh well haha. We have to wear the body armor sometimes when we travel from one base to another on military aircraft here in Afghanistan.

 

Hey everyone,

I have written a letter to my family and friends, but I decided that I should share it with all of you as well:

First off, I am sorry that I can never write less than an essay and that my emails are always so long! But please bear with me and my imperfections with this one.

I wanted to write to all of you seeing as this last week has been quite incredible for me. Right now I am writing this to you as blasting winds full of dust attack my face and my eyes (I’m outside to have some time to myself). I am currently in Afghanistan, and as I don’t know when I will ever be here again I would like to take the time to write to you under interesting circumstances.

What am I doing here? I was invited by a man named Dan Clark. He is a world renown speaker who is the main contributor to the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. He has spoken many, many times to the troops all over the world. We are joined by a professional impersonator/comedian named Jason Hewlett (he’s hilarious), and my voice trainer Dean Kaelin (accompanying me on the piano and guitar, and performing himself a number) to do a military tour. It is a tour with the focus to inspire and give an uplifting message to the troops as we entertain.

July 8th we left for the Middle East. We began in the country of Bahrain– a country I had never even heard of before. Afterwards we went to Kuwait. It was amazing to see how empty it is here terrain-wise: sand, sun, dust, and desert. However, due to oil and gas these are very wealthy countries. We visited an Islamic mosque and I was amazed to see that they believe in prophets, and even believe in Jesus Christ… As a prophet of God; not as the Only Begotten, yet they believe that He will come again. It is Ramadan here which is the month of fasting, where they cannot eat or drink from sunrise until sunset. We cannot eat or drink in front of them, and have to keep long-sleeve shirts and pants when in public Muslim-eye to not offend their traditions.

Anyway, this is a military tour, not a desert tourist trip. I wanted to express my love for these military men and women. Here in Afghanistan– along with in Iraq–they are in combat and there are attacks going on. I was surprised at the friendships and the respect the local people have with and for the troops, as the reason why we have been in these countries is to protect these people from opposing groups who seek for power and are extremists and terrorists trying to overtake the countries. We are now making transitions to let the Afghan military take charge of defending their own country so that they may strengthen their own sense of duty and value those rights and liberties more by taking the lead themselves.

We have met so many fathers who have yet to meet their newborn babies in person; they are out in this blazing heat of 100-140 degrees day to day (and wow it feels like a hair-dryer blowing in your face!). We have seen and felt their appreciation for us being here as we “come out of our way” to meet with them, perform for them, and let them know we love them — it is the LEAST we can do!! It is amazing to have them come up and say, “you don’t know how much this means to us. Thank you for coming to see us and break the routine. You bring a piece of home.”

These are people who learn what the word “duty” means. They literally put their lives on the line with rockets being shot at the bases, mines exploding their and civilians’ paths, and suicide bombers coming at them. It is real, but they do it because of their duty to our families and to our country, and to their duty to protecting countries and people who cannot do it alone. How grateful I am for their dedication and for them being awakened to their duty.

I hope the next time you see one of these service men and women, you think of their commitment that they have to this duty: to protecting our amazing and beautiful country where we have freedom, and working to help others have freedom as well. We take what we have for granted– whether- we go to the air-conditioned malls, or sit at our peaceful homes bored. Let us think twice about our liberty that we have in this promised land, and how God has truly blessed us. During this trip we are also getting to do some special faith-based events that we call firesides. It has been a wonderful bonus to the trip.

We have one more week of shows, and I will try and give you another (shorter) update as we come to a close.

I hope you are all well!

David

P.S. I’ve attached some photos.

Photo 2: This is a mortar with some army men that is setup to shoot back quickly at locations where incoming attacks come from.

Photo 3: These army men use those giant explosion-protected vehicles in the back to search for mines. They basically go through explosions many times so that it doesn’t happen to other military troops and civilians in normal cars or walking.

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Dan Clark shares video!

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David Archuleta ~ Remembering 9/11 Tragedy

Posted by djafan on Tuesday, September 11, 2012

In Memory of 9/11

David Archuleta singing in honor of those whose lives were lost and those who helped to save lives on 9/11/01. This was recorded on 9/11/2002 for a NYC Memorial Service at Fire Station 54 in Manhattan.

credit 8throwcenter

Save The Day Tribute by Abrra

credit r2rod2

credit dieselbombers

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The 4th of July ~ A Celebration in Song ~ David Archuleta

Posted by djafan on Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy Independence Day To All!

Here are some favorites and a mashup by Abrra for you to start your 4th celebrations.  No one sings Patriotic like David Archuleta!

Enjoy and be safe!

Star Spangled Banner Mash Up

by Abrra

My Country ‘Tis Of Thee ~ America The Beautiful Stadium Of Fire 2011

by 8throwcenter

America The Beautiful

by r2rod2

Star Spangled Banner Stadium Of Fire 2011

by 8throwcenter

God Bless America

by oldphatone

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Smilebox by Angelica

Posted in concerts, David Archuleta, fillers, God Bless America, Stadium of Fire, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , | 29 Comments »

David Archuleta ~ Memorial Day

Posted by djafan on Monday, May 28, 2012

In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday. The United States celebrates this holiday the last Monday of May.

Memorial Day Meaning – Reagan’s Speech
President Ronald Reagan is credited with reviving the practice of honoring Memorial Day and its meaning. .

“Today is the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again. It’s a day of thanks for the valor of others, a day to remember the splendor of America and those of her children who rest in this cemetery and others. It’s a day to be with the family and remember.”

David Archuleta – My Country Tis Of Thee- America the Beautiful – Stadium of Fire 2011

 

A THOUGHT

Hi everybody, it’s David here. Right now we are currently in the Philippines shooting for the mini series I have been filming, Nandito Ako. I just thought I’d make a video about a thought, thoughts I have, while I’m gone.Of course I haven’t left yet, at this point. Just wondering about my mission and how things are going to go. It will be interesting being gone for two years. I am wondering what kind of people I am going to meet while I am gone.

I wonder about the people who I am close to, my family, my friends. How they will be. How they will grow on their own while I am gone away and not in contact or in touch with them anymore.

It’s kind of a neat thing to think about,too. It’s a scary thought that I won’t have my family and friends there or the people that I am used to growing up with, but that’s what’s exciting too. I will be growing in my own way, in a way I wouldn’t ever get to normally, because I wouldn’t ever separate myself from everything I am comfortable with.

So it’s always challenging , but I think its those challenges that we look forward to and that’s how we grow, right? I am looking forward to that challenge. I am worried about it because I do worry about my family, people I care about. Even the fans, you know? I wonder how everyone is going to continue with life as I am not a normal part of it anymore.I can’t wait to bring back the person I have become, while I have that time away.

So that’s my thought for now, inside David’s head, before he is gone. A thought to put to you guys while I am gone. And I will say more later!

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David Archuleta Headlines The Constitution Fair

Posted by bebereader on Saturday, September 17, 2011

David  has created lots of buzz in Arizona as he headlines a concert at The Constitution Fair in Gilbert. Fans have come from all over the country plus Canada and Mexico to see David’s first United States performance since his epic Asian Tour last month.
Lots of goodies today! Several interview videos including one that revealed an upcoming  U.S. Holiday Tour!

Marylee_Angel received a reply tweet from David today when she tweeted:

@DavidArchie We’re sitting here on Twitter wondering about VIP at your upcoming Tour…what are the chances? *pretty please* :)

to which David replied:

@Marylee_DAangel I think the chances could be good.

One poster among several with song requests.

The stage is set for the show.

Opening act Firefly with David.

Posted in concerts, David Archuleta, God Bless America, National Anthem, tours | Tagged: , , , , , | 116 Comments »

Milwaukee Brewers vs LA Dodgers ~ David Archuleta Wins!!!

Posted by Angelica on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

@DavidArchie: Getting ready to sing for tonight’s @Dodgers game. Cool being on the field.

@idolsnow: DAVID ARCHULETA sings National Anthem at L.A. Dodgers home game tonight and “God Bless America” at 7th inning stretch.

@abc123Jime89xyz: “Giving David Archuleta a song to sing is like giving Picasso paint and a brush. The outcome is a masterpiece.” *sigh*

@Dodgers: Nailed it. Great job! RT @DavidArchie: Getting ready to sing for tonight’s @Dodgers game. Cool being on the field.

@clairbearattack: Thank god for the national anthem otherwise I never would have heard David Archuleta live.

@PriscillaE4: @DavidArchie just gave me the chills while singing at @dodgers stadium :)

Take us out to the ball game, David!

We’ll buy you some and

We don’t care if we NEVER get back!  LOL!  Ah, the simple joys of being a David fan. Like knowing for good and dang sure no one else can sing patriotic songs better than him. He opens his mouth and suddenly we feel all and 

and as cheesy as this post. We also feel a renewal of hope in humanity and so much pride in him!  It is impossible to listen to him sing the National Anthem or God Bless America without getting chills. You don’t even have to be American to feel it. You just have to be. He sings it to us and makes us understand:

We are a united state of fans, one world, one love, one Voice.

Click here> for  National Anthem

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