With the United States facing a new war, Covenant Communication’s release of “Saints at War” couldn’t have better timing.
Two BYU professors have compiled experiences of hundreds of World War II veterans, and the stories offer faith, hope and insight into community members and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In addition to the release of the book, a Saints at War conference will be held at BYU on Nov. 10. KBYU will air a documentary on the project on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
The Saints at War archive will be housed in the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU. Included among the veterans’ accounts are LDS leaders Thomas S. Monson, James E. Faust, Boyd K. Pakcer, Neal A. Maxwell, and David B. Haight.
Approximately 100,000 LDS members were in uniform in 1945.
“Saints at War” is authored by Dr. Robert C. Freeman and Dr. Dennis A. Wright.