WASHINGTON, D.C.The Distinguished Public Service Award of the D.C. Chapter of the Brigham Young University Management Society was presented to U.S. Sen. Orrin G. Hatch at its 13th annual dinner Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Washington, D.C., Marriott Hotel. The dinner, attended by some 800 members of the society and the diplomatic community included 29 ambassadors and deputy ambassadors.
Elder Marlin K. Jensen of the Seventy and second counselor in the North America Northeast Area presidency spoke as the Church's representative. He welcomed the diplomatic community and thanked it for its kindness toward the Church."If all citizens [of any country] were concerned more about their responsibilities to others, the world would be a better place," he said.
He further suggested the world would be different "if there could arise in each country and land a collective or `national' humility."
Sen. Hatch received the award from Richard Marriott, chief executive officer of Host Marriott Corporation, and a long-time friend and father-in-law to Sen. Hatch's son.
In receiving the award, Sen. Hatch said, "Each of us has a compass to help us along the way. . . . Much of what we accomplish is due to our families."
Beverly Campbell, director of the International Affairs Office and host, noted that 35 countries were represented at the dinner and at a diplomatic reception.