80 years ago today - Apr 6, 1942

First Presidency's most comprehensive statement on war, upholding patriotic service by Mormons in any country's military but condemning all national leaders who promote war. For first time, Sunday session of general conference is held in assembly room of Salt Lake temple where apostles pass the sacrament to assembled priesthood leaders. Policeman ray Haight reports that "during the entire morning session an intense, white light flooded the First Presidency . . . and made President Grant's clothes to appear to be white."

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