Many of us driving through Gilbert have watched the LDS Temple being constructed over the last year. With a groundbreaking in November 2010, it has been impressive to watch the construction taking place. Anyone driving through the area Tuesday however, was able to witness a milestone for this site and the Mormon community.
On May 15, 2012, hundreds gathered to the Gilbert Arizona Temple to witness the raising of the gold-leafed Angel Moroni statue atop the single spire.
The gold statues are customary on most temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints, which represent an ancient prophet from the Book of Mormon and symbolizes the preaching of the gospel.
The 400-pound statue shows Moroni with a horn held by his right hand pressed to his lips and is made of fiberglass, covered in gold leaf.