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Days of '47 Parade: See 19 photos that celebrate a pioneer's journey of hope

Thousands gathered on the streets of downtown Salt Lake City to watch the annual Days of '47 Parade. Church units in the area sponsored floats representing the parade theme, "Journey of Hope: A Pioneer's Legacy." Elder Craig C. Christensen, a General Authority Seventy and president of the Utah Area, represented The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the parade. Following are photographs of some of the floats and other celebrations during the parade.

Elder Craig C. Christensen, a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his granddaughter, Ellie Call, wave at the crowds from their vehicle during the Days of '47 Parade in Downtown Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
Elder Craig C. Christensen, a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his granddaughter, Ellie Call, wave at the crowds from their vehicle during the Days of '47 Parade in Downtown Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Photo: Colter Peterson, Deseret News
Elder Craig C. Christensen, a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, participates in the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
Elder Craig C. Christensen, a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, participates in the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Photo: Laura Seitz, Deseret News
The Days of '47 Parade heads down 200 East in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
The Days of '47 Parade heads down 200 East in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Photo: Laura Seitz, Deseret News
First Lady Jeanette Herbert and Gov. Gary Herbert pass by during the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
First Lady Jeanette Herbert and Gov. Gary Herbert pass by during the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Photo: Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Yunung Lin marches with the Overseas Chinese LDS Pioneers Association in the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
Yunung Lin marches with the Overseas Chinese LDS Pioneers Association in the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Photo: Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Children watch a horseman with the Consulate of Mexico pass by during the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
Children watch a horseman with the Consulate of Mexico pass by during the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Photo: Laura Seitz, Deseret News
The Mormon Battalion Color Guard marches in the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
The Mormon Battalion Color Guard marches in the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Photo: Laura Seitz, Deseret News
People dressed as pioneers march with a float decorated with seagulls during the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
People dressed as pioneers march with a float decorated with seagulls during the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Photo: Laura Seitz, Deseret News
A float decorated with a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints passes by onlookers during the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
A float decorated with a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints passes by onlookers during the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Photo: Laura Seitz, Deseret News
The crowd applauds during the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
The crowd applauds during the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Photo: Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Children play with bubbles a the Marines pass by during the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
Children play with bubbles a the Marines pass by during the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Photo: Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Virginia Guilbert waits to march with the Mormon Battalion at the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
Virginia Guilbert waits to march with the Mormon Battalion at the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Photo: Laura Seitz, Deseret News
People walk underneath the American flag during the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
People walk underneath the American flag during the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Photo: Laura Seitz, Deseret News
The Days of '47 Parade stretches down South 200 East Street in Downtown Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
The Days of '47 Parade stretches down South 200 East Street in Downtown Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Photo: Colter Peterson, Deseret News
Mark Bezzant, right, and Colleen Bezzant pull a handcart with the Sons of Utah Pioneers during the Days of '47 Parade in Downtown Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
Mark Bezzant, right, and Colleen Bezzant pull a handcart with the Sons of Utah Pioneers during the Days of '47 Parade in Downtown Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Photo: Colter Peterson, Deseret News
The KSL float makes its way down the parade route during the Days of 47 Parade in Downtown Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
The KSL float makes its way down the parade route during the Days of 47 Parade in Downtown Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Photo: Colter Peterson, Deseret News
To a Naivalca with the Liahona Alumni Band shakes it for a few parade goers during the Days of '47 Parade in Downtown Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
To a Naivalca with the Liahona Alumni Band shakes it for a few parade goers during the Days of '47 Parade in Downtown Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Photo: Colter Peterson, Deseret News
Hundreds pack South Temple street as the Days of '47 Parade passes by in Downtown Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
Hundreds pack South Temple street as the Days of '47 Parade passes by in Downtown Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Photo: Colter Peterson, Deseret News

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