President Boyd K. Packer of the Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles returned to his hometown of Brigham City for the groundbreaking.
"I can see in my mind's eye a temple sitting here in about two years time," he said. "It will be gorgeous. It will be white."
Several months ago, President Packer traveled to Brigham City as the location was decided on by Church President Thomas S. Monson.
"I think it was an historic moment for the president of the Church to come here and say ‘This is where we are going to build a temple, this is the place,'" said Elder William R. Walker of the First Quorum of the Seventy.