Senator Orrin G. Hatch and his wife, Elaine, will speak at the Washington DC Temple Visitors’ Center on Sunday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m. Their subject will be “Why I Believe.” This event is free of charge, and the public is invited to attend.

As a young man, Hatch served a mission in the Great Lakes Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The first in his family to attend college, he received a degree in History from Brigham Young University in 1959 before receiving his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh Law School in 1962. Having represented Utah in the U. S. Senate since 1976, Hatch is the longest-serving politician in the state’s history.

Senator Hatch plays the piano, violin and organ and has had a successful career as a song-writer; one of his songs, “Heal Our Land,” was performed at George W. Bush’s January 2005 inauguration.

In spite of his busy career, he and his wife have always made church service a priority. They have been married fifty-one years and have six children, twenty-three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

The Center is located at 9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, MD 20895. For further information and directions, call 301-587-0144.