Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.—John 15:13
Situated among the carefully mowed grass, acre upon acre, were markers identifying men, mostly young, who in battle gave their lives. As I let my eyes pass name by name along the many colonnades of honor, tears came easily and without embarrassment. As my eyes filled with tears, my heart swelled with pride. I contemplated the high price of liberty and the costly sacrifice many had been called upon to bear. —Thomas S. Monson
This Day in Church History
1845: Nearly a year after the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, the court acquits the nine people accused of murdering them
1915: William Paul Daniels, the first black South African convert, is baptized in Salt Lake City; he then returns to cape Town.
1977: Poland formally recognizes the Church.
1994: President Ezra Taft Benson dies in Salt Lake City at age ninety-four, after serving for more than fifty years as a General Authority.
Why is it important to remember those who have died in military service?
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.