Angel Moroni is a prominent church symbol

"Just as the Statue of Liberty stands at a gateway to America with upraised torch symbolizing freedom and justice to all the world, so the statue of the Angel Moroni, atop the central eastern spire of the Salt Lake Temple symbolizes the golden truths of the everlasting gospel, restored in these latter days."

That's how Albert L. Zobell Jr. eloquently summarized the Angel Moroni Statue in an April 1968 Improvement Era article.

Decades ago, representations of the Angel Moroni were only found on the covers of several printings of the Book of Mormon and in some paintings, besides the top of the Salt Lake Temple.

One of the first widespread usages came when a depiction of Moroni with a trumpet was designated as the official emblem on grave markers of American Mormon servicemen.

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