“Behold, this is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage, and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but serve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ, who hath been manifested by the things which we have written.” – Ether 2:12
“I love this great land; I honor the great founding fathers; I’m proud to be an American. I cannot sing “America” without tears coming to my eyes and without chills running up and down my back. When I stand with my hand over my heart and sing our national anthem, I’m so proud I can hardly stand it. When I think of all the noble men who gave their lives for this land, then I feel a sacred resolve well up within me and I know that we must stand fast.” – Vaughn J. Featherstone
This Day in LDS History
1857: The Mountain Meadows Massacre takes place in southern Utah.
1884: Harvey Fletcher, later an internationally recognized research scientist and the “father of stereophonic sound,” is born in Provo, Utah.
1955: President David O. McKay dedicates the Bern Switzerland Temple (Swiss Temple) in Bern, Switzerland.