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Ravell Call, Deseret Morning News
President Gordon B. Hinckley is sustained by general authorities and the congregation during a solemn assembly on April 1, 1995, in the Salt Lake Tabernacle.

Thirteen years ago, on April 1, 1995, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met in solemn assembly in the Salt Lake Tabernacle and sustained a new president of the church.

Thomas S. Monson handled the business of the meeting. He reminded those assembled in the Tabernacle and those participating at other church locations via worldwide satellite broadcast:

"This is an occasion of great significance for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout the world. We shall vote by quorums and groups. Wherever you are, you are invited to stand when requested and express by your uplifted hand whether you choose to sustain those whose names will be presented."

To read the rest of Elder Jensen's story about solemn assemblies in MormonTimes.com please click here.