New Mormon Battalion Historic Site Opens

by | Feb. 03, 2010

Official Church Info

Visitors will step into history upon entering the newly completed Mormon Battalion Historic Site in San Diego, which opened to the public on 30 January. Formerly known as the Mormon Battalion Visitors’ Center, this new exhibit, operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has received not only a major facelift but a new name and many technological additions to give visitors, young and old, a chance to experience hands-on a little of Battalion life.

The new Mormon Battalion facility is not just about great technology, says Elder Richard G. Hinckley of the First Quorum of the Seventy. “Technology helps us tell the story. We need to make the Mormon Battalion story felt by the people that come through here. This Mormon Battalion was mustered into service as the only unit ever in the history of the United States based solely on religious affiliation.”

Several characteristics mark what these Mormon Battalion members were made of, explains Mark Lusvardi of the Church’s Missionary Department. “They are faith, service, citizenship and sacrifice. These were ordinary people who did extraordinary things because of their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.”

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