Hundreds watch as Angel Moroni statue placed on LDS temple in Phoenix

by | May 17, 2013

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Hundreds of people, including dozens of families, braved triple-digit temperatures Wednesday in the Valley of the Sun to watch as construction crews placed a golden statue of the Angel Moroni on top of the new Phoenix Arizona Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

"It was supposed to be low-key — just the construction workers and their families," said Cheryl J. Taylor, whose husband, Scott, is president of the church's Arizona Phoenix Mission. "But it's hard to keep it quiet when there are these two massive cranes towering over the temple. People have been watching and waiting for this for so long, so word got out pretty quickly."

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