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12 Times US Presidents Spoke in the Tabernacle


9. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Photo from When the White House Comes to Zion, courtesy of Ronald L. Fox

October 10, 1952

President Eisenhower stopped in Salt Lake to speak in the Tabernacle as a presidential candidate on October 10, 1952. Several newspapers, including the Toledo Blade, shared excerpts of his speech:

“Let no one out of great fear and little faith say that America is finished; that the days of our pioneering are ended. This is the time to go on—in America’s historic pilgrimage—to make this land of promise more and more a promised land.”
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Jannalee Sandau

Jannalee started as an editorial intern at LDS Living in 2013 and loves that she still has the opportunity to write and share articles about Latter-day Saints every day. At work, Jannalee loves mining Church history for unique stories, and at home, if she isn't spending time with her sweetheart, Matthew, and her active little boy, you can probably find her scrapbooking or playing the piano.

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