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You will find information about the West Valley side of the Phoenix Metro area. "Snappy" will also feature attractions and places throughout Arizona.

Arizona is more than the Grand Canyon state, it is a place to embrace and call home. From our famous palm trees to our beautiful pine trees, Arizona's landscape is brimming with nature's grandeur and diversity. Our majestic mountains invite you to climb, our valleys coax you to explore and our plains whisper stories of civilizations past. Saddle up to history-rich towns, breathtaking views and world-class fashion and food.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Day That "Shall Live In Infamy." Pearl Harbor

December 7th 1941... just after 8am... It was a beautiful, tropical Sunday morning and in matter of minutes the United States changed forever.

Please take a moment to remember that an estimated 2,400 men and women lost their lives.  Together with the more than 1,200 that were wounded we once again experienced the tide of a changing world.  On the following day, December 8th, the United States officially declared war on Japan.

Here in Arizona we are very close to this extraordinary day.  The anchor of the U.S.S. Arizona Battleship now rests on the expansive lawn (Wesley Bolin Plaza) of our Capital’s complex.

Next year we will pause to remember that it will be 70 years since the Pearl Harbor attack was etched into our collective consciousness.

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