Mountain Meadow Massacre to be officially designated as national landmark on Sept. 11

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SOUTHERN UTAH – Brian Patrick’s Award-winning documentary film, “Burying The Past: Legacy of The Mountain Meadows Massacre” was screened in Washington last November to The National Park Service Advisory Board before massacre descendants presented their proposal for making the site of one of the worst massacres in United States history a National Historic Landmark.

This National Landmark status was formally approved by the Department of the Interior this past June, and will be officially designated this Sunday, September 11.

Mountain Meadows Massacre Descendants President, Patty Norris, said “Without a doubt, the documentary ‘Burying The Past’ played an important part in contributing to the decision to make the site a National Historic Landmark.”  Mountain Meadows Association President Terry Fancher said the film was “one of the most important contributors to getting the story told” and “added immeasurably to our efforts to gain National Historic Landmark status.”

Patrick has been invited by the Mountain Meadows Massacre Descendants to screen his film and to join them on September 11, at the site of the massacre to be part of the official designation of National Landmark status that will be taking place.

“Burying The Past: Legacy of The Mountain Meadows Massacre” has won 11 awards nationally, including “Best Of State – Utah,” and has played in over 40 film festivals and conferences.

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