Elder Walker and his wife, Vicky, were living near the temple when it was built and dedicated in 1983. "We had a young family," he said in a conversation with the Church News. "I served as a tour guide at the original open house. To come back 28 years later as the executive director of the Temple Department has been a delightful experience. Being here has brought back many happy memories for Vicky and me. We are really pleased to be part of this. The beautification of this temple is magnificent."
Elder William R. Walker of the Seventy and executive director of the Temple Department has been involved with numerous temple dedications in many parts of the world. Perhaps none has had the personal impact as the rededication of the Atlanta Georgia Temple.
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