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Arizona marks 100th birthday with celebrations


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:

Click here for a map of today’s 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
9-9:45 a.m.
· 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
5:30pm Cocktails
7:00pm Dinner, Celebration & Program

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