Posted by: v115567 | February 28, 2011

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MMMD ANNUAL MEETING

APRIL 19TH, 20TH, 21ST, 2013 HARRISON, ARKANSAS!!!!! This is our annual meeting. We have a block of rooms reserved at the QUALITY INN, 1210 HIGHWAY 62-65N (Formerly the Comfort Inn), 870-741-7676. Be sure to tell them you’re with the Mountain Meadows Massacre Descendants to get the room rate of $71.99+tax. This includes a full, hot breakfast and is next door to the Dixie Cafe and includes the Convention Center, where our meeting will be held on Friday evening. FUN – FUN – FUN!!! Plan now to attend. Nearby airports: Branson, Missouri BKG (30 minutes north of Harrison); serving Air Tran – Frontier – and Southwest. Springfield, Missouri SGF (1.5-2 hrs north of Harrison; serving Allegiant – American – Delta – United, ph: and Highfill (Springdale, Arkansas) XNA (1.5 hours west of Harrison, Arkansas. Serving Allegiant – American – Delta – US Airways – United. Email Patty if you need assistance of any kind! pat.norris1502@gmail.com. HOPE TO SEE YOU IN APRIL!!!!!

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Sharon Champlin, Gloria Roling, Mary Bump, Cheri Walker and me (Patty) attended the historic meeting in Washington D.C. on the application for NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK. (Be watching for new pictures in the coming days)!!! It was humbling and exciting to be in such a meeting, where the Committee voted unanimously for approval. It will be presented again in April in California and then will go to the Secretary of the Interior for official signature. I felt so blessed to have been a part of this event. Richard Turley of the LDS church gave a moving, emotional argument on behalf of the MMM victims. Lysa French of the National Parks Service did likewise. They were the only speakers on behalf of this application, and Rick Turley introduced all the family members there. Phil Bolinger, Scott Fancher and Terry Fancher of the other organizations were also in attendance. Washington D.C. was pretty shut-down as far as Capital Hill, since it was the day after the elections. Cheri and I visited the National Archives and viewed the original BILL of RIGHTS, CONSTITUTION AND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. Every American should visit Washington D.C. at least once and visit the monuments and memorials, as well as the Archives. It is a privilege to be able to do so.

We are staying on top of the troubling rumblings about a power line going down through the middle of the Mountain Meadows Valley. We have stated to the “powers that be” many times our objections and we will continue to do so. We may need to do a letter campaign……we’ll see what happens in the next few weeks.

We are tentatively planning a meeting for September 10-11th, 2011, at St. George, Best Western Abbey Inn, and the Mountain Meadows for a celebration of National Historic Landmark. Tho at this time, it is not official and will probably be July before the official announcement, we are thinking positive and making our plans for next year! More later……….patty norris


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