Sunrise Service at Temple Square Monday July 24
At 7:00 am Monday, July 24, the annual SUP Sunrise Service, sponsored by the Salt Lake Pioneer Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers, will be held in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square.
The program will feature Elder Kevin R. Duncan, a member of the Seventy assigned to the Central America Area of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Sunrise Service begins at 7:00 am sharp and concludes at 8:00 am, allowing attendees time to find their places for the Days of '47 Parade at 9:00 am.
Music for the program will be provided by the Salt Lake City Institute combined choirs. A flag ceremony by the Mormon Battalion will open the event. A highlight of the annual program is the introduction of the Days of '47 Royalty by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. The Sunrise Service is open to the public and there is no charge for admission. Attendees should be in their seats by 6:50 am.
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