Hatch Dispatch: Happy Pioneer Day Utah!

Senator Orrin Hatch
2013-07-24 02:23:38
Happy Pioneer Day Utah! Dear Friend: As people throughout our state take the opportunity today to celebrate the coming of the Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley, I want to express my gratitude for the opportunity to live in Utah and call myself a Utahn. The story of the Mormon pioneers is very much an American story. It is the story of a quest for freedom and liberty. It is the story of those who made the most of the opportunities around them -- those who built and those who planted. It is the story of those who saw and cultivated the potential of their surroundings. Utah is great because its people make it so. Utahns, regardless of religious affiliation, hold solid values in common that I believe are essential to the quality of life anywhere. These include a strong work ethic, honesty, charity, compassion, thrift, perseverance, and respect for the family. There is a positive “can do” attitude in our state that is irresistible and refreshing. As our state motto indicates, Utah is industrious. As we excel in the arts and humanities, we also excel in the sciences and commerce. This success has brought us an enviable level of stability and prosperity, and sets the stage for a stable future for our children. Utah’s natural beauty is unsurpassed. We are surrounded by the majesty of our mountains and forests; the breathtaking beauty of our red rock canyons; and the wide, open, limitless expanse of our farmlands and deserts. Utah's story is replete with tales of people who have displayed remarkable determination and the will to forge ahead regardless of the odds. Our history and our people have truly made a desert blossom. So as we celebrate today – let’s all take a moment to give thanks for those who have gone before, and those who are still blazing trails so that we can call Utah home. Happy Pioneer Day Utah! Sincerely, Orrin Hatch
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Happy Pioneer Day Utah!

Dear Friend:

As people throughout our state take the opportunity today to celebrate the coming of the Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley, I want to express my gratitude for the opportunity to live in Utah and call myself a Utahn.

The story of the Mormon pioneers is very much an American story. It is the story of a quest for freedom and liberty. It is the story of those who made the most of the opportunities around them -- those who built and those who planted. It is the story of those who saw and cultivated the potential of their surroundings.

Utah is great because its people make it so. Utahns, regardless of religious affiliation, hold solid values in common that I believe are essential to the quality of life anywhere. These include a strong work ethic, honesty, charity, compassion, thrift, perseverance, and respect for the family. There is a positive “can do” attitude in our state that is irresistible and refreshing.

As our state motto indicates, Utah is industrious. As we excel in the arts and humanities, we also excel in the sciences and commerce. This success has brought us an enviable level of stability and prosperity, and sets the stage for a stable future for our children.

Utah’s natural beauty is unsurpassed. We are surrounded by the majesty of our mountains and forests; the breathtaking beauty of our red rock canyons; and the wide, open, limitless expanse of our farmlands and deserts.

Utah's story is replete with tales of people who have displayed remarkable determination and the will to forge ahead regardless of the odds. Our history and our people have truly made a desert blossom.

So as we celebrate today – let’s all take a moment to give thanks for those who have gone before, and those who are still blazing trails so that we can call Utah home. Happy Pioneer Day Utah!

Sincerely,

Orrin Hatch

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