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Aug 20, 2014 2:36 PM by Nikai Salcido

Ceremony of flags to mark Tucson's 239th birthday

TUCSON - 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.

On Wednesday, August 20, at 5:30 p.m., at Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Courtyard, mariachi music will be played by Los Changuitos Feos de Tucson.

Then, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., there will be a presentation of flags. After that, birthday cake will be served. Those attending are encouraged to dress in "period" costumes.

For additional information, go online to www.tucsonaz.gov/parkwise.

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