Statehood Day in Arizona Date – February 14 1872
Statehood Day in Arizona – Flag Time Arizona Birthday Date Feb 14: State history is celebrated on February 14 with a variety of characters and costumes celebrating our rich history. These characters will join our monthly living historians who demonstrate daily life in the Presidio. Come walk through history with us on this special day.
Enjoy 19th century musical entertainment by the Spencer & Jackson Traveling Theatrical troupe. Lady Della’s Traveling Far Game (fry & buck the tiger), see an army saddle and a 1872 Springfield rifle. Their regular living history interpreters will demonstrate daily life skills including spinning & weaving, blacksmithing, soldiers firing muskets & cannon.
About Arizona from Wikipedia
Arizona, a southwestern U.S. state, is best known for the Grand Canyon, the mile-deep chasm carved by the Colorado River. Flagstaff, a ponderosa pine–covered mountain town, is a major gateway to the Grand Canyon. Other natural sites include Saguaro National Park, protecting cactus-filled Sonoran Desert landscape. Tucson is University of Arizona territory and home to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
Statehood Day celebrations – Arizona Birthday Events
The new stamp and collectible items went on sale as part of Tuesday’s Statehood Day celebration.
Eventbrite – State Society of Arizona presents Arizona Statehood Day Party.
Join the State Society, fellow Arizonans, and members of the Arizona Congressional Delegation to celebrate our great state’s 104th birthday.
Arizona Birthday Wishes
Happy Arizona Statehood Day
Poem on Arizona
Statehood Day in Arizona
by Alberto Álvaro Ríos
School is that place where dreams
Are the curriculum.
When I was at Coronado Elementary School
In Nogales, in the 1950s
We stood in front of the school every morning
To say the Pledge of Allegiance.
But just before spring, one day stood out,
And always arrived in a sparkling of red dust:
Valentine’s Day. What you did was very clear
In an elementary school—we pasted together big
Paper pocket hearts, to hang on the front of our desks
In desperate hopes of hearing from a secret admirer,
A note mixed in with the small cards and candy hearts.
But alas, no note. The day itself, however, brought
Its own news, and cheered us up: It was Arizona’s
Birthday, and so we did what anyone would do.
After the Pledge of Allegiance, we sang
Happy birthday Arizona, as loud as we could.
It wasn’t quite the same thing as Valentine’s Day,
But it gave us something to count on,
Enough to raise our voices high, enough
To make on this day this world a better place.