Patriotic fireside held at the Marriott Center, Brigham Young University, June 29, 1997. Also celebrates the sesquicentennial of the arrival of the pioneers in Utah. This year's Freedom Festival theme: In God we trust.
Reading from letter by John Adams to his wife Abigail -- Posting of the Colors by a Mormon Battallion Reinactment Group; Freedom Festival Speech Contest Winner, Crystal Tolley; Special musical presentation by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Introduction of Pres. Hinckley by Elder Ben B. Banks; Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley message.