SUPer DUPer Day was a great day! At 10:30 was the dedication of the Pioneer Children’s Memorial to the pioneer children, ages 0-17 who died on the journey across the plains. It was conducted in the Pavillion next to the Memorial. Speakers were, Ellis Ivory, Chairman of This Is The Place, Lane Summerhayes-President of the Days of 47, and Governor Gary Herbert. There were musical numbers by the One Voice Children’s Choir and the Memorial was dedicated by President M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Many other General Authorities were there including Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Elder Gerritt W. Gong, Elder Craig C. Christensen and Sister Joy D Jones. It was a beautiful dedication and as you can see by the pictures, the Memorial is amazing!
The rest of the day was spent relaxing and exploring This Is The Place Heritage Park. There were lots of families that came and enjoyed the Park and both the SUP and DUP were represented well.
The Eagle Rock chapter brought down their wonderful Wagon Box Memorial. All the different bronze statues in the wagon were a real treat for us to see in person. It is a beautiful Memorial to the first pulpit when there was no building to hold meetings in.
SUPer DUPer Day was a wonderful day! We hope to see you there again next year!
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