Utah’s Governor Gary Herbert stepped on stage before Donny and Marie Osmond’s July 11 show to make the announcement that, in Utah, the day would now be known as “Donny and Marie Day.”

During the declaration, Herbert said that the Osmond family are admired and respected Utahns and are a great example of the state’s cultural values wherever they go. He pointed out the Osmonds’ performance at the 2002 Winter Olympics and their work with the Children’s Miracle Network as just two ways they have manifested those values.

After the announcement, Donny Osmond took to Twitter and said of the declaration, “Now that’s a great way to start a tour!”

The Osmonds have been popular figures since they were young. Donny won the TV show Dancing with the Stars in 2009, and Marie is the co-founder of The Osmond Foundation’s organization, The Children’s Miracle Network. The brother and sister have been performing in Las Vegas in The Donny and Marie Show since 2008.

According to Herbert’s declaration, “No matter where life takes them, they manage to find their way home to Utah, where they will always be welcome and appreciated because we are a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll.”

Donny and Marie are currently on tour. They will appear in Arizona and New Mexico before performing in various locations on the East Coast.


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