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Paying tribute to the lives of early settlers and faithful Latter-day Saints of the area today, more than 7,500 people gathered on a clear, warm morning Nov. 13 at the site of the new Gilbert Arizona Temple to break ground for its construction.

Elder Claudio R.M. Costa of the Presidency of the Seventy spoke to the audience and offered the dedicatory prayer. The audience included local elected officials. Many watched the groundbreaking service broadcast at local stake centers.

"Today is a historic day because we break the ground for the construction of a temple," said Elder Costa in his remarks.

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