“For they were not fighting for monarchy nor power but they were fighting for their homes and their liberties, their wives and their children, and their all, yea, for their rites of worship and their church.” —Alma 43:45
“Those of us who have served in the military in wartime have experienced the disruption in life that comes from being uprooted from home and family, wholesome associations, and the influence of the organized Church. But you can choose your standards. In the military you belong to an outfit where part of its strength comes from the unity of its members. You need to be loyal to the members of your unit because the fellow who is next to you may save your life tomorrow! But that doesn’t mean you have to lower your moral standards. ” —James E. Faust
This Day in LDS History
1857: Under instructions from President James Buchanan, the United States War Department issues orders for an army to assemble at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and march to Utah, beginning the so-called “Utah War.”
1944: Gladys Knight, later a member of the 1960s and ‘70s R&B group Gladys Knight and the Pips and convert to the Church, is born in Atlanta, Georgia.
1988: The First Presidency issues a statement regarding AIDS, emphasizing chastity before marriage, fidelity in marriage, and total abstinence from homosexuality.