David Archuleta ~ Happy 4th Of July! New Trend Set For Friday, Missing you, Jenn Leigh Barry- one year later

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Let Freedom Ring~

- credit Shelley

– pic from Orem ~credit Shelley

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Quote May we think of freedom

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Wishing Y’all a Very Happy 4th!

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Going to keep this post on the “light” side today as many here in the US are off celebrating the holiday with family and friends. For those of you who are joining us, it’s a wonderful day to sit back, kick your feet up, and enjoy David’s voice as he’s blessed us with beautiful renditions of patriotic songs in honor of our wonderful country and freedoms. There are so many performances to choose from and I loved spending time listening to them again while selecting a few favorites to post today. THE VERY BEST BY FAR, though, is the first song posted . It’s David’s most precious gift for us today. Thank you, David, and wonderful Kari, too. ♥

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 God Bless The USA!! ~From David Archuleta

Our  Beautiful Gift from David Archuleta today!

I’m so happy David decided to cover this Lee Greenwood’s song of great love and gratitude for all we have here in the US. Thank you Thank you Thank you, David!!!   And as a proud “Minnesotan” I must admit that my heart skips a beat when I hear him sing “Minnesota.” ♥ ♥ ♥

“On this 4th of July I decided to post a video from a show from last month in Rexburg, Idaho of the song God Bless the U.S.A.. I’m grateful to live in a land where so many milestones have been set for this world’s generation. Grateful that the men who founded this country prioritized establishing it on God, Liberty, and Religious Freedom. Thank you to all those who have fought for the rights we have today!” ~ David Archuleta

David Also shared this video on Instagram and posted a credit: Video courtesy of the BYU Idaho A/V and Broadcast Productions and Mixed at Makeshift Studios.

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A Capitol Fourth Patriotic  Playlist~

David’s performances at “A Capitol Fourth” in DC were stunning! Below is the playlist from that event.


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

This medley was a wonderful little surprise and so beautifully done!!

~Credit 8thRowCenter (Nancy)

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One of my favorite “David” National Anthems~

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A Lovely “4th” Collage from Pocoelsy

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A NEW TREND SET FOR FRIDAY: “David Archuleta New Music”

Gwen and Pocoelsy have created a new trending event for this coming Friday in celebration that David has new music coming out soon! Below are the graphics (one for the US and worldwide and one with times specific for Canadian cities.) Find your start time, get some tweets & fun graphics ready for the celebration, and meet on Twitter this Friday!

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Speaking of excitement about David’s new music coming, Madeline made a vid that captured excitement found in tweets to David!

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Missing you, Jen Leigh Barry -One Year Later

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One year ago today, our dear and talented fan/friend, Jen Leigh Barry’s life was tragically taken as she was traveling to capture a beautiful sunrise. So many times in this past year I’ve caught myself looking at an awesome sunrise, or a flower with exquisite color, an interesting landscape, the action in a sports game, or David in concert, and thought about Jen…. and how she would have relished the challenge of perfectly capturing the sheer beauty of the object and the moment… then enthusiastically sharing it. I miss her~ we all miss her…

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Jen’s husband, Christian, has been the epitome of strength, courage, and grace over this past year.  He is such an amazing father who in the face immense tragedies and change has shown nothing but love, positivity, hope, and fortitude. As Jen’s son now continues his battle with cancer, her husband continues to be an example for all in how to unconditionally love & support your child while honoring the memory of your wife and son’s mother. Please continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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Today, on the anniversary of  Jen’s death, we invite you to leave a comment in remembrance. Or perhaps you’ve taken a photo over the past year and thought of Jen~ maybe you could post the photo on her fb timeline or share it on twitter in her honor. I planted a lily in Jen’s honor last year and took a picture of it yesterday.

 

 

Oh, and Jen always had a great photo for the 4th of July! :)

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David Archuleta 4th of July credit Jen Leigh Barry

Her good friend Bronwyn created this lovely tribute for Jen last year and I’m reposting it below. Also if you’d like, you can CLICK HERE to revisit our post in Jen’s honor last year.

One of the quotes Jen had on her Instagram page resonates the commitment she had to following her passion of photography. I think her hope for all of us is that we do the same…follow your passion and find joy in your pursuit.
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That’s about it for me on this Monday holiday! I’ll be here throughout the week with updates and a new post as we approach David’s weekend guest appearance in Nampa, Idaho for The Nashville Tribute Band concert. Wishing everyone here in the US a safe and HaPpY 4th of July holiday!

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