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Dear Gramps,

I recently visited the cemetery where my great grandparents are buried. On the headstone was a small plaque. I can’t remember what the dates were, but it did say “Faith in Every Footstep.” I don’t know why or when this was put on their headstone. I could only find one other headstone that had the same kind of plaque on it. My great grandfather was the first Mormon bishop and patriarch of that town. Thanks for any information you can give me.

Pauline

 

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Dear Pauline,

The phrase “Faith In Every Footstep” was the title of a video presentation at the April 1997 Mormon General Conference, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the pioneer trek that brought the Mormon Saints to the Salt Lake Valley. It was shown in the Sunday morning session of conference, and was narrated by all three members of the First Presidency.

If your great grandparents were among those pioneers perhaps a family member had that phrase added to the plaque in honor of their participation in that great migration.

 

Gramps

 

 

 

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