70 years ago today - Jan 16, 1951

An explanation is given that the age for missionaries had been lowered to nineteen because of complaints of the Selective Service that experienced men in 22-26 range were being called as missionaries and therefore not subject to the draft when needed.

[David O. McKay, Diary, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]

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