1998
President Faust Leads Pioneer Day Parade

“President Faust Leads Pioneer Day Parade,” Ensign, Oct. 1998, 75

President Faust Leads Pioneer Day Parade

President James E. Faust, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, served as grand marshal of this year’s Days of ’47 Parade in Salt Lake City on 24 July. One of the largest parades in the United States, the annual event commemorates the arrival of Latter-day Saint pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley in 1847.

Following the theme of “Pioneers: A Legacy of Courage and Faith,” members of 19 stakes created floats that were paraded among 104 total entries.

“Each earthly family is pioneer to an eternal family” was a theme of the Salt Lake Eagle Gate Stake’s award-winning float. Inset: President Faust served as grand marshal of the parade. (Photo by Robert Buhr; inset photo by Don Grayston, Deseret News.)