“Golden Days” Event Celebrates President Monson’s 85th Birthday


On Friday, August 17, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. mountain daylight time, thousands of people gathered in the Conference Center to participate in “Golden Days: A Celebration of Life,” honoring the 85th birthday of President Thomas S. Monson.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, and notable guest artists performed beloved Broadway selections and other favorites. Former San Francisco 49ers star quarterback and professional football Hall-of-Famer Steve Young shared master of ceremony duties with national network news anchor and author Jane Clayson Johnson.

The evening took a nostalgic look at President Monson’s illustrious life—from his childhood, marriage, and stint in the Navy during World War II to his decades of service.

The program was shown at various stake centers over the Church satellite system on Saturday, August 18, with subsequent rebroadcasts to many areas of the world.