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For Immediate Release
October 9, 2013

For More Information Contact:
Matthew Roberts
Director of Communications
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New volunteers to prepare for "Guns to Salute the Fallen" and "Defense to Development"

Interviews start October 2; Training begins in November

PHOENIX - ¬†On December 7, Secretary of State Ken Bennett will welcome “Guns to Salute the Fallen,” a major new memorial that brings battleship guns from the USS Arizona and USS Missouri to Phoenix’s Wesley Bolin Plaza.  In conjunction The Arizona Capitol Museum will open “Defense to Development” an exhibit chronicling the memorial, and how the war effort affected our state.

In order to properly welcome the public The Arizona Capitol Museum needs additional volunteers for the event week, and continuing into 2014 to be ready for ongoing interest.  Applications will be reviewed starting October 2, with interviews throughout the month. Volunteers accepted into the program will receive free training beginning in November. 

Applicants must be available at least one day per week, with hours between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  These positions require volunteers with a positive customer service attitude, an interest in civics, governance, and history.  Volunteers spend extended periods on the museum floor and applicants should be prepared for that.

Volunteers will learn about Guns to Salute the Fallen and Wesley Bolin Plaza, as well as the history of Governance in Arizona with an emphasis on civic engagement and Arizona History from the Territorial Assembly up to today’s Legislature.

For more information, please refer to the Arizona Capitol Museum Website, where potential volunteers can preview exhibits, discover how we implement our mission, as well download a volunteer application:

To interview contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more details, contact Abby Schmidt at (602) 926-3731, or via email at

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