Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. —2 Corinthians 3:17
I pray for the people of the world; not only for the Latter-day Saints, but I pray God’s blessings upon every loyal, patriotic man and woman that is endeavoring to do right, and to uphold the laws of the countries where they reside. —Heber J. Grant
This Day in LDS History
1838: The Saints celebrate the national holiday by laying the cornerstone for the Far West Temple in Far West, Missouri, and participation meetings which include Sidney Rigdon’s fiery speech later known as the “Mormon Declaration of Independence.”
1839: Having been imprisoned since November 1838, Parley P. Pratt and Morris Phelps escape from jail in Columbia, Missouri, while the community is involved in a patriotic celebration.
1975: The Iran Tehran Mission is organized.