I am a proud daughter of Utah Pioneers
My ancestors on all sides of my family tree
came to this beautiful part of the world
for religious freedom.
My family history reads like the history of
traveled the great plains
and traversed the
mighty Rocky Mountains
They suffered great trials and heartache
All in the name of Faith in
what they believed to be true
and for the freedom
to worship as they believed.
Suffering both physically and emotionally.
Some were part of the tragic
Martin & Willie Handcart Company.
Others were part of the rescue team to save the stranded Saints.
Death, sickness, hardships and pain
all in the name of their religion. . . .
They did this all for themselves
And most of all for
That someday WE could have a better life
a life of truth, justice, and beauty. . . . .
A life built upon
and most of all
They were the builders. . . .
They helped colonize this vast Great Salt Lake Desert
They brought water and crops and cattle and sheep to the desert land
They built Churches
Schools and Towns
and most importantly
Homes where children could grow and learn and work and play and learn
right from wrong.
Homes where the Word of God was taught and lived.
Homes that prayed
Loved the Lord
and Loved their country.