“‘Great American’ Honor Goes to LDS Family,” Ensign, Aug. 1986, 77
The Stanley F. Hoisington family of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, was honored recently as one of six “Great American Families” for 1986.
The Hoisingtons, members of the Hopkinsonville Second Ward, Hopkinsonville Kentucky Stake, visited the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 10. United States’ First Lady Nancy Reagan gave each of the families a porcelain painting with an inscription acknowledging the honor. The families also met with their congressional representatives at a special Capitol Hill reception.
The six families were selected from among families honored in local ceremonies throughout the United States, as well as on U.S. military posts abroad. Selection of these “Great American Families” was based on their nurturing of individual growth, teamwork, love, and service.