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It's Arizona Statehood Day

14 February 2017  
Photo by Rob Schumacher

Happy birthday, Arizona!

Governor Ducey speaks on Arizona's Statehood Day.

PHOENIX — “One-hundred-and-five years later, Arizona is stronger than ever. There’s so much to celebrate on Arizona Statehood Day. Trailblazers leading the nation, we’ve had more women governors than any other state in the U.S. We continue to welcome outsiders and embrace people of all backgrounds and experiences. We offer boundless opportunities to those we need it most.

“Our future is bright, and I can’t wait see what the next few years holds for our state.”


Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today celebrating the 105th anniversary of Arizona’s statehood:

“One hundred and five years ago, on February 14, 1912, the State of Arizona was officially admitted to the Union. Today I join the entire Grand Canyon State in celebrating the 105thanniversary of Arizona’s statehood and reflecting on the enormous growth and important progress that has been forged by generations of citizens who proudly call this place home.

“In little more than a century, Arizona has flourished from humble beginnings to the thriving center of the Sun Belt as it is known today. Arizona’s diverse resources and business-friendly environment have attracted top employers that continue to create jobs for our people and boost our economy. The natural wonders of Arizona – from the majestic Grand Canyon, to the scenic red rocks of Sedona, to the iconic sandstone towers in Monument Valley – draw visitors from around the world who are captivated by our state’s awe-inspiring beauty. All of us lucky enough to spend time in the Grand Canyon State would agree with the late Senator Barry Goldwater who once called Arizona, ‘113,400 square miles of heaven that God cut out.’ I am immensely proud of the growth and prosperity of the great State of Arizona over the last 105 years and believe our best days are yet to come.”

Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Founder and Editor of the eNewsAZ Network of websites. She asks a lot of questions! In her spare time, she loves photography, cooking and hanging out with her family.