Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Happy Pioneer Day!

What? What's that you say?

Yes, it is a holiday! In the state of Utah, that is.

But many LDS members all around the world celebrate and remember the sacrifice and dedicated lives of early saints, particularly the ones who crossed the United States in the 1800's. They pushed and pulled their meager belongings in handcarts over rough terrain to settle in a wild, unknown land--all in the name of creating a place where they could worship and live life with their families, undisturbed. I think that shows exactly what America is at its core: the place of freedom and opportunity.

Below, I've included a YouTube video of the 2012 Pioneer Day Commemoration Concert, The Joy of Song, with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square and featuring guest artist Katherine Jenkins.




The Mormon Women blog has a list of Pioneer Day posts and links {HERE} that are worth a look.



2 comments:

  1. I just dropped by and enjoyed reading your thoughts and thanks for the links.
    Blessings to you!

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    1. So glad you stopped by, LeAnn!

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Thanks for your comment today! I love reading your thoughts, too. :-)