Plaque to Tell Of `Utah's Darkest Day'
LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley is scheduled to dedicate a new
monument at the site of the Mountain Meadows Massacre near Cedar City,
Utah, Saturday. The monument replaces a string of previous monuments that
have deteriorated over time.
Monument instills healing at Mountain Meadows site
Calling for healing and peace, President Gordon B.
Hinckley dedicated the grave-site memorial at the Mountain Meadows
Massacre site, about 35 miles north of St. George, Utah. About 100
descendents of the children that survived the massacre attended the
ceremony, along with descendents of members of the Iron County
militia, which participated. "All who knew firsthand about what
occurred here are long since gone. Let the book of the past be
closed. Let peace come into our hearts," said President Hinckley.
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