Legislators and guests were treated to a unique version of the National Anthem during the Opening Plenary Session of SLC’s 72nd Annual Meeting. Patriotic performance artist Joe Everson sang the anthem while painting an inspiring scene of the flag-raising at Iwo Jima.

The session featured inspirational speaker and national bestselling author John O’Leary. O’Leary’s book, “On Fire,” tells his incredible account of triumph over tragedy. When he was nine, he caused an explosion in his home’s garage while playing with fire and gasoline, and experienced burns covering his entire body. He was given a one percent chance to live, but overcame the odds and now uses his story to inspire audiences around the country. O’Leary challenged conference attendees to ask “What more can I do?” as they continue their public service.




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