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Monday, July 23, 2007

Celebrate TODAY!!!

Greetings and Salutations to All my Kith and Kin and All the Ships in Outer Space:

Since most of y'all ain't Mormons, like I am, I reckon y'all don't know what a big holiday TODAY is.

24 July 1847, the prophet, Brigham Young said, "This is the place", and led the Mormon pioneers into the valley of the Great Salt Lake, which at that time, was still part of Mexico.

Members of the Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints were fleeing persecution in the United States, seeking religious freedom in a perilous barren wilderness.

PIONEER DAY is now an official state holiday in Utah, and it is celebrated throughout the entire world by local LDS congregations.

Salt Lake City will host a huge "DAYS OF '47" parade (which is televised), plus a rodeo (also televised), and a massive fireworks display.

In fact, due to Mormon influence on Western settlement, most communities in most of the Western states will be having similar celebrations, to include parades, rodeos, fireworks, pageants, plays, concerts, picnics, contests, and barbecues.

For most LDS communities out West, PIONEER DAY is an even bigger event during the month of July than America's own Independence Day.

No matter where in the world you live, the local organization of the LDS Church is probably hosting an open house today, with a BIG celebration, to which YOU are heartily invited to join in!

So, dress up in your finest Western get-up, 'cause today is your day to be a real cowboy!

And if those nice young missionaries come knocking on your door, please be nice to them, y'hear?

Invite them in for a nice square meal.

Their parents will certainly appreciate it.

Thank you.

John Robert "SAIGON" Mallernee, KB3KWS
Official Bard of Clan Henderson
Armed Forces Retirement Home
Washington, D.C. 20011-8400

NOTE: "My unpopular and controversial personal opinions are independent of my Scottish clan."

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