Friday, July 24, 2009

Celebration of Pioneer Day

Here in Utah today we are celebrating the most significant holiday in the state, and in Mormon culture, Pioneer Day, which remembers the great trek of Mormon pioneers to eventually settle in the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. I appreciate the hard work of these pioneers as they sought escape from oppression, and I join with my Mormon friends, neighbors, and this culture in the celebration of this day.

For those interested in more information on Mormons and Mormonism I recommend the Pew Forum's portrait available here.

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