Moroni is an iconic and inspirational figure in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is most known as a character from The Book of Mormon, who watched the demise of his people.
Moroni was the last author of The Book of Mormon, and he taught how people could turned to God to be saved. His writing is inspirational and is written for people today to learn and grow from.
The Angel Moroni is so iconic because it is symbolic of an event known in the Church as the Restoration, which means the truth is returning to the earth once more.
It is believed that years after his passing, Angel Moroni appeared to the Prophet Joseph Smith and instructed him on how to receive The Book of Mormon.
As soon as the Book of Mormon was translated, Joseph returned the books to Angel Moroni and he ascended into heaven completing his lifelong work.
The first angel to be on a temple was the Nauvoo Temple in January 1846 in a form of a weather vane. Years later the first statue of an angel was placed on top of the Salt Lake City Temple on April 6th, 1892.
Since then the angel has been recognized among the members of the Church as Angel Moroni. It has become a tradition for Moroni to be the beacon to all temples, inviting all to come closer to Christ.