ARIZONA ~ “The Grand Canyon State”
*received Statehood February 14th, 1912 as 48th State in Union
*known as “Arizona Territory” prior to Statehood
*6th largest and 14th most populous of the 50 states – Capital & largest City: PHOENIX
*shares “Four Corners” region with Utah to North- Colorado to Northeast –
New Mexico to East, neighboring states: Nevada & Calif.
*GRAND CANYON formed by Colorado River over a period of 3-6 million years
is 277 miles long – up to 18 miles wide- one mile deep –
and hosts nearly 5 million visitors each year
*largest COPPER producing state in union
*has the deepest dam in the world ~ the PARKER DAM
*has one of the largest NATIVE AMERICAN Populations
*State Motto: “Ditat Deus” – Latin for “GOD ENRICHES”
*State Bird: CACTUS WREN
*State Flower: SAGUARO CACTUS BLOSSOM
*State Colors: BLUE & OLD GOLD (1915)
*State Gemstone: TURQUOISE (1974)
*State Neckwear: BOLO TIE (1973)
*State Song (2): “AZ MARCHING SONG” ~ “ARIZONA”
written by Rex Allen – adopted 1982 as “alternative” song
*Military Secret: NAVAJO INDIANS from AZ were enlisted to
transmit secret communications for the U.S. Marines, creating an
oral code the enemy was unable to decipher,
fulfilling a crucial role during WW II saving countless lives
In these “challenging times” let us join together to pray for our “beloved”
State of Arizona
especially today on its 109th birthday AND
FOR OUR NATION:
Dear Heavenly Father, we praise and thank You so very much for our beloved country,
the United States of America.
Thank You for all who have gone before us, of every race, color and creed,
who have given of themselves to make our country great. In Your Divine Mercy,
please forgive us our trespasses and help us to obey and honor
You as one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
In Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen
Thank You and May God Bless You!
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY TO ALL!
The AZ East Valley Action Alliance
www.evactionalliance.org 480-216-7217 [email protected]