Phoenix, AZ - On Monday, June 7, 2010, Governor Jan Brewer plans to sign into law a new bill that would change the state's flag. "We feel that the new flag better represents our heritage," said the governor. "It demonstrates our diversity and our hope for the future that we feel as Arizonans."
The new flag will become the official flag of the State of Arizona on July 4, the 98th anniversary of the addition of the 48th star to the US flag, representing Arizona. All state offices, signs, documents, and web sites must have the new flag in place by that day.
In addition to the new flag, the state motto will be changed from, "Ditat Deus" to, "Deus Est Niveus." Also, the nickname, "The Copper State" will be replaced by the nickname, "The Alabaster State."