We saints do pioneer reenactments a lot. Dress up, pull a handcart, dance a little to “whoa, haw, Buck.” I’ve been thinking about that and I need your help.
I’m looking for justifications for the practice from church leaders and church sources. This can be anything from conference talks to GA books to manuals to something someone once told you their cousin’s Stake President said. I’m especially interested in any one or any source who justified pioneer reenactments because they turned the hearts of the children towards the fathers or because they honored our fathers and mothers. I’m also interested in any one or any source who justified pioneer reenactments because they maintained a separate Mormon consciousness and corporate identity. I’m also interested in your justification. I’m interested in any justification that may be out there.