WASHINGTON - Today, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and the Utah federal delegation welcomed members of the Utah business community as they celebrated Pioneer Day in Washington, DC.
The event featured products from around the state of Utah and served to highlight Utah businesses. It was held as a Pioneer Day celebration for members of the Utah delegation and Utahns living in or visiting Washington, DC.
Sen. Lee spoke at the event, welcoming and thanking those who participated, saying, “Today, we’re celebrating the day, 170 years ago, when settlers first reached the Salt Lake Valley seeking religious freedom. To this day, people come to this state seeking freedom and an environment where they can thrive.”
Pioneer Day is celebrated by Utahns and many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) as the day in 1847 when LDS pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley under the leadership of Brigham Young.