Thursday, July 24 2014

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Latter-day Saints Articles for Thursday, July 24 2014
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What life was like for the Mormon pioneers after entering the Salt Lake Valley

In late July 1847, the Mormon pioneers gazed at the Salt Lake Valley, which would be a home to thousands of the Saints. They built homes, shops, schools and churches, but in only 11 years they were prepared to burn the city to the ground.

Appreciating sacrifice: Deployed soldiers recall pioneer ancestors, celebrate Utah holiday

Many soldiers with Utah ties who are serving in Afghanistan say they will still take time to think about their pioneer heritage and their families as the state celebrates Pioneer Day.

LDS Church assists to rebuild homes in Ha'apai

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints LDS has partnered with the Tongan Government to rebuild 116 homes that were destroyed and 61 homes that were damaged by Tropical Cyclone Ian in Ha’apai.

In Our View: Pioneer Day is for all to celebrate

Pioneer Day is meant to be a celebration of heritage. It is the day that pioneer members from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints entered the Salt Lake Valley, with church president Brigham Young famously declaring “This is the place.” Indeed, it is the place.