Flags throughout the state have been lowered today, in honor of Thomas S. Monson, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Governor Gary Herbert ordered flags at all state facilities and public grounds to be flown at half-staff, from sunrise to sunset as the funeral for the Mormon leader is held this afternoon.
In a press release, Governor Herbert praised President Monson’s life that was a sermon of service. He went onto say, the Mormon president cared for all people as children of God, and the citizens of Utah are better people because of his example of kindness, his personal ministry and his visionary leadership.
President Monson died last week at his home in Salt Lake City, he was 90. He spent nearly a decade as president and more than five decades serving in top church leadership councils.
“As we celebrate President Monson’s remarkable life, let us remember his focus on the one — his admonition to serve the individuals around us — recognizing that even the smallest actions can lift lives and brighten our world,” said Governor Herbert.
Funeral services for President Monson will be held in the Conference Center on Temple Square in Salt Lake, beginning at 12:00 p.m. They will air live on New Talk KVNU, 102 FM/610 AM and online at <a href=”https://www.kvnutalk.com/” target=”_blank”>kvnutalk.com</a>.
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