As most of you know, July 24th was Pioneer Day. On Saturday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m. MDT, there will be a live Internet stream of the Pioneer Day Commemoration Concert by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Orchestra at Temple Square, and special guests, the Osmonds.
I am so grateful that the early pioneers of the church had the courage to stand strong for their convictions. My heart goes out to them for the many trials and the persecution they had to endure. My family had a reunion in Nauvoo a few years back and it opened my eyes even more to their great courage and their commitment to the Lord. We were also able to visit Carthage where the prophet was killed. I have a deep admiration and love for Joseph Smith. I know he was a prophet of God and that he restored The Gospel of Jesus Christ in these the latter days.