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President Monson’s life celebrated with night of song, music, tributes

In a grand celebration and in honor of President Thomas S. Monson’s 85th birthday, some 20,000 people filled the Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City Friday evening, August 17, for a program of music, narration, and tributes in a program titled “Golden Days: A Celebration of Life.”

President Monson’s counselors in the First Presidency and other General Authorities joined the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, guest artists, celebrity hosts, and Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts in honor of the Church President, whose birthday is August 21.

Knowing of President Monson’s love for musicals, the program’s organizers included music and messages of some of his favorite Broadway shows and other inspirational songs.

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