By Kent Larsen
Sons Of American Revolution Give Hinckley Award
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley was awarded
the Gold Good Citizenship Award by the National Society of the Sons of the
American Revolution (NSSAR) on Friday. The award is given to about six
recipients each year in recognition of service to the community.
The award was presented by NSSAR president Bruce Butler, who said that
Hinckley was chosen because of his "notable service in behalf of American
principles." In accepting the award, Hinckley said "All of us are proud to
be Americans. I'm grateful for America; I'm grateful for the things for
which she stands." But he also expressed some surprise at being given the
award, "You must be running out of candidates," he joked.
In response, Butler said they hadn't run out of candidates and that it was
an honor just to sit next to Hinckley, let alone give him an award. "I hoped
some of humility would rub off on me," said Butler.
Pres. Hinckley gets citizenship award
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