The five flags that have flown over Tucson - American, Spanish,
Mexican, Confederate, and the State of Arizona - will be presented in a
ceremony to celebrate Tucson’s 239th birthday. The Tohono O'odham
Nation and Pascua Yaqui Tribe flags also will be presented, as will a
replica of the 28-star American flag that was brought by the Mormon
Battalion and flown over Tucson on December 16, 1846.

Date:    Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Time:    5:30 p.m. - Music by Mariachi Los Changuitos Feos de Tucson
    6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. - Presentation of Flags, Proclamations and
reading Hugo O’Conor letter
    7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Serving Birthday Cake
Place:    Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Courtyard (SW corner of Church
Avenue and Washington Street)

The ceremony will include an invocation, signing of a joint
proclamation by distinguished guests, reading Hugo O’Conor’s letter
designating Tucson as the site of a new presidio, the honor guard
presentation and music. The flags will then be retired to close the
ceremony. Those attending are encouraged to dress in “period”
costumes and sample a piece of the Tucson’s birthday cake. Tucson's
birthday celebration was begun by the Tucson-Pima County Historical
Commission in 1975 and continues today. The Presidio San Agustín del
Tucson location is the interpretive center on the site of Tucson’s
original adobe-walled presidio.

For information, call Marty McCune, Tucson-Pima County Historical
Commission, at 437-5355. For questions on ADA accommodations and
accessibility for this event, call Sandra Fata or Alma Murrieta, City
Clerk’s Office, at 791-4213.