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February 14, 2012


Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ) made the following statement in celebration of Arizona’s 100th birthday:

“For almost 50 years, Arizona has been my home, and today I could not be more excited to celebrate her 100th birthday.

“While Arizonans celebrate her Centennial, we also remember the pioneers who went before us to settle our beautiful state, and those since who have made her the Masterpiece of the West.

“Our state motto is ‘Ditat Deus,’ or ‘God Enriches.’ The truth of that phrase can never be clearer each time I travel across our painted deserts, peaks, valleys, and canyons or see a red sunset.

“It is not only the beauty of our landscape, but the character of our people that make Arizona a great place to live and raise our families.

“Here’s to another 100 years for our Grand Canyon state.”


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