In our beautiful state of Utah, the 24th of July is set apart as a day
to celebrate our Pioneer heritage.
There are parades and barbecues and fireworks.
Sounds just like another July celebration, doesn't it?
Almost everyone in Utah has the day off!
Another reason to celebrate!
A few years back we drove through Wyoming, our state neighbor to the north and east.
They also honor the brave men and women
who left all that they knew and set out for the wilderness in search of religious freedom and a better life.
Whether your family came across the plains in a covered wagon or flew over our nation in a 747,
it's a great day to stop and think about where we came from and the sacrifices that our ancestors made to make
this country what it is today.
Happy Pioneer Day!