The Arizona Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial to be built in Wesley Bolin Plaza is still 19 months from completion, but the fundraising and plans to complete it are well underway.Read More »
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One day after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, thrusting the United States into World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt told the nation that Dec. 7, 1941, was “a date which will live in infamy.”
Seventy-two years later, on Dec. 7, 2013, at an event that represents the opposite of infamy — appreciation, honor and respect — Arizona dedicates its World War II memorial at the east end of Wesley Bolin Plaza. It features two huge gun barrels resting side by side — one from the USS Arizona and the other from the USS Missouri, symbolically representing the beginning and the end of World War II.
Gov. Jan Brewer says firefighters and first responders put their lives on the line every day in "service and sacrifice." Her remarks came Tuesday as the governor held a ceremonial bill-signing to create a memorial for firefighters and emergency medical technicians.Read More »
Two guns, including one from the USS Arizona, are set to arrive in Phoenix for a planned state World War II memorial. Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett will lead a ceremony Friday at the Capitol in Wesley Bolin Plaza celebrating their arrival.Read More »
Many Americans would not consider their civil liberties to be a laughing matter, but a monument displaying the Bill of Rights scheduled to be constructed and dedicated in Wesley Bolin Plaza by the end of this year began as a joke in comedian Chris Bliss’ standup act approximately five years ago.Read More »
Unveiled in 1998, the Ernest W. McFarland Memorial uses photographs etched in metal to guide visitors through iconic moments in a life that included service as U.S. Senate majority leader, Arizona governor and state Supreme Court chief justice.Read More »