Happy 100th birthday, Arizona.
Tuesday is the state’s centennial, and Gov. Jan Brewer and other dignitaries will participate in celebrations at the Capitol in Phoenix.
Those events include a ceremony to issue an Arizona statehood postage stamp and a performance by violinist Itzhak Perlman in the Arizona Senate chambers.
Complete list of events:
American Indian Sunrise Ceremony – (Sunrise Is At 7:12am) – Phoenix City Hall, Cesar Chavez Plaza, 2nd Avenue and Washington St.
7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Emcee – Donovan Hanley
· Hopi Chairman
· Navajo Code Talker
· Four Directions (four tribal leaders representing the Four Directions)
· Closing and Intro of Secretary of State Ken Bennett
Reenactment of Governor George W.P. Hunt’s Walk to Capitol – Begins at Phoenix City Hall, South side walk on Washington
7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Happy 100th Birthday Ceremony w/ Governor Brewer – Arizona State Capitol Copper Dome Mainstage
· 9-9:03 AM – Governor Hunt i.e. Don Shields
· 9:05-9:09 AM – ASU Barrett Choir – Arizona March
· 9:11-9:14 AM – Governor Janice K. Brewer
· 9:16-9:21 AM – Dolan Ellis – 100 Years Brand New
· 9:23-9:27 AM – Yellow Bird Apache Dancers
· 9:29-9:34 AM – Marshall Trimble – History Story
· 9:36-9:40 AM – Ballet Folklorico Esperanza
· 9:42-9:45 AM – Rex Allen, Jr. – I Love You Arizona
USPS Arizona 100th Statehood Stamp Ceremony – Arizona State Capitol Copper Dome Mainstage
Emcee – Robert Hurley, Postmaster City of Phoenix
· Presentation of Colors – U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard
· National Anthem – Kelly Casias
· Welcome by Charles E. Jones, Arizona Centennial Co-Chair & AZ Supreme Court Chief Justice (RET)
· Remarks by USPS VP, John Edgar
· Stamp Unveiling on Stage by John Edgar and Governor
· Remarks by Governor Janice K. Brewer
· Final Closing remarks by USPS
· NOTE: Honored Guests seated in Reserved 1st Row include:
· Justice O’Connor, Sec. Bennett, Artist Ed Mell, John DiPeri (USPS), Richard Sheaff (USPS Stamp Art Director)
Non Stop Arizona Entertainment – Capitol Copper Dome Mainstage
Centenarian Brunch – Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel
Arizona Experience Presentation – Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel
Governor Janice K. Brewer presents virtual Arizona Experience to business, government and education leaders.
POLLY ROSENBAUM AWARD – Arizona State Capitol Copper Dome Mainstage
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Program MC – Secretary of State Ken Bennett
WAYNE NEWTON (Main Stage) – Arizona State Capitol Copper Dome Mainstage
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Introduction by Dave Pratt
Fandango! Arizona – Phoenix Convention Center, North Ballroom
7:00pm Dinner, Celebration & Program