On April 5, 2004, I was at Sen. Hatch's conference for seniors. At that conference, David Archuleta sang the national anthem and "God Bless America."

Being a Korea and Vietnam veteran, I was so impressed how this young 13-year-old sang these songs. I went over and told him how great a job he did and gave him one of my Declaration of Independence Awards (a new $2 bill in a nice envelope). David Archuleta impressed me so much at that time, I was sure we would hear some more about this very talented young singer. Our predictions did come true. I am so proud of him!

Gordon Christensen