Ground Broken for First Temple in Connecticut
Construction began on the first Latter-day Saint temple in Connecticut, USA, following groundbreaking ceremonies led by President Thomas S. Monson in Hartford on Saturday, August 17. The Hartford Connecticut Temple will be the second in New England (the other is in Boston, Massachusetts) and one of 170 LDS temples in use, under construction, or in the planning stages around the world.
Second Temple in Colorado
On Saturday, August 24, Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Presidency of the Seventy officiated at groundbreaking ceremonies for the second temple in Colorado, USA, the Fort Collins Colorado Temple. The other temple is in Denver, some 59 miles (95 km) south of Fort Collins.