171 years after the Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley, the Utah Republican Party wishes all Utahns a happy Pioneer Day! As you celebrate and commemorate this historic event, may you remember that the pioneers sought a land where they could worship freely and obtain refuge from religious persecution. Brigham Young said the desert would blossom as a rose, and it has. Utah is recognized as the best-managed state in the Union. We proudly claim that distinction is a direct result of our conservative governance. We’re proud to keep Utah red!