Friday, October 27, 2017

When the Saints Returned Home

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After Johnston’s army settled south-west of Salt Lake City, the Saints returned to their homes from the Utah Valley area (Lehi to Payson). One of the soldiers serving in Johnston’s army made an interesting observation about the condition of the Saints as they made their way north. What did this soldier say the coats that the men were wearing looked like?
a.                  Preacher coats
b.                  Joseph’s coat of many colors
c.                   Sheepskin coats
d.                  Rain coats
Yesterday’s answer:
a.                  Continue to fly until worn out.
On the national scene the Washington newspapers of July 3 stated: “For the first time tomorrow the flag of the United States will be floated with 45 stars on the blue field, indication the admission of Utah to the sisterhood of states. General orders issued by the War and Navy Departments have prepared the way for the change and for several months flag makers have been busy placing the new star on the flags in stock. From economical consideration, the old flags will not be retired at once, but be replaced only as they are worn out in the service.”

Chronicles of Courage, Lesson Committee (Salt Lake City: Talon Printing, 1996) Vol. 7, 358.

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