For any faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Moroni is a symbol of the ushering in of this gospel dispensation. His figurine adorns all our temples, and the golden color is even more symbolic to us.
I left early enough, today, to photograph the temple in early-morning bathing light, I knew the combination of Moroni's golden hue and the blue sky would look nice. This was the first real good opportunity I have had to shoot anything temple-related with my Nikon DSLR gear, the light has to be just right. D80 and AF-S 70-300mm VR.