July 3
7:00 pm

Patriotic Service

  • July 3
  • 7:00 pm
  • Marriott Center

    Provo, UT

  • Parking is located by the Marriott Center.
  • Free
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Patriotic Service
We invite you to join us at BYU’s Marriott Center on July 3rd for a very special Patriotic Service, with guest speaker Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Craig Jessop, former Music Director for the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, will conduct the music for the evening, featuring the American Festival Chorus & Orchestra. This event is free to the general public! No tickets are required, with seating first come, first served. There will also be a special music tribute to refugees in the European conflict at this year’s event.
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Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Born in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia in 1940, Elder Uchtdorf’s family fled war-torn Eastern Europe, eventually settling in Frankfurt, Germany, following World War II. In 1959, Elder Uchtdorf joined the German Air Force and served as a fighter pilot. In 1965, he began working for Lufthansa German Airlines as a pilot, eventually becoming head of all cockpit crews, and finally senior vice president of flight operations and Lufthansa chief pilot.

Elder Uchtdorf has served as a Church General Authority since 1994. He was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 2004. He was called as second counselor in the Church’s First Presidency in 2008 and served in that position until 2018. He and Harriet Reich married in 1962. They have two children, six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. With his call as an Apostle, the Uchtdorfs left their homeland and now live permanently in the United States.

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, hugs Ukrainian youth including Sofiia Naboichenko, left, outside of the Warsaw Latter-day Saint Meeting House in Warsaw, Poland, on Sunday, April 10, 2022.

Watch the full 2021 Patriotic Servce

Thank you to all who helped and participated!

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