From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
CELEBRATING THE 105TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GRAND CANYON STATE
(Mr. BIGGS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1
Mr. BIGGS. Mr. Speaker, on February 14, my home State of Arizona
celebrated its 105th year as a member of the United States. The Grand
Canyon State is an incredible State to raise a family in, to live in,
and to play in.
There is so much to love about Arizona. We have over 300 days of
sunshine. We enjoy the cool pines of Flagstaff; the rustic and historic
towns of Prescott, Show Low, and Tombstone, which give perspective into
Arizona's first days as a State; and we greatly benefit from the
agricultural city and county of Yuma.
Arizona's lakes, mountains, forests, and skies provide countless
activities throughout the year for natives and visitors alike. Arizona
also enthusiastically hosts spring training, Super Bowls, college
football playoff games, and the Waste Management Open, which many call
“The Greatest Show on Grass.”
Most of all, I love the people of Arizona. Arizonans are diverse,
patriotic, and fiercely independent people. They bring so much talent
and potential to our communities. I am deeply honored to serve my
constituents in Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Sun Lakes, and Queen Creek.
After a long week in Washington, I cannot wait to step off the plane
the fresh, free Arizona air. It is the greatest State in the Union, and
I will always be proud to call Arizona my home.
Happy birthday, State 48.