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Pres. Eyring reflects on his pioneer heritage to honor early Mormon pioneers

Posted - Jul. 22, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.



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In July 1847, the first company of pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley and it was at the mouth of Emigration Canyon that Brigham Young first exclaimed, "This Is The Right Place. Drive On."

As we prepare to celebrate Pioneer Day on July 24, we take time to honor those early settlers. Atop the beautiful Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Michelle King sat down with President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

President Eyring shares stories of his pioneer roots and what he thinks Brigham Young would say if he were looking out over the Salt Lake valley today.

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