The Florida State Flag
Reminiscent of Alabama's State Flag and the red "X" of the Confederate States of America, the Florida State Flag displays two diagonal red bars on a white field. The official state specifications indicate:
The State Flag shall comform with standard commercial sizes and be of the following portions and descriptions: "The seal of the state, in diameter one-half the hoist, shall occupy the center of a white ground. Red bars, in width one-fifth the hoist, shall extend from each corner towards the center, to the outer rim of the seal."
The Great Seal of the State of Florida, at the intersection of the red diagonal bars, features a Native American Seminole woman scattering flowers, a steamboat, a cabbage palmetto tree and a brilliant sun. Florida is thusly represented as the land of sunshine, flowers, palm trees, rivers and lakes... "la Florida"
Florida Flag Law
The following information was excerpted from The 2006 Florida Statutes, Title 4, Chapter 15.
TITLE IV. EXECUTIVE BRANCH.
History.--s. 2, ch. 70-300.
15.02 Custodian of state flag; state papers; state laws and legislative documents.--The Department of State shall have custody of the state flag; of all books, papers, files, and documents belonging to the office of Secretary of State; and of the laws of the state and books, papers, journals, and documents of the Legislature.
History.--s. 3, ch. 1, 1845; RS 74; GS 75; RGS 89; CGL 111; s. 2, ch. 28086, 1953; ss. 10, 35, ch. 69-106.
Source: The Florida Legislature, The 2006 Florida Statutes, (http://www.leg.state.fl.us/index.cfm?Mode=View%20Statutes&Submenu=1&Tab=statutes), July 7, 2007.
Florida (U.S.): FOTW "Flags of the World" Web Site.
State Flags: Complete list of state flags with links to large pictures and images suitable for coloring.
Flag Terminology: The parts of a flag and terms associated with its design.
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Purchase Florida State Flags: You may purchase quality state flags from the United States Flag Store.
Flags of the Fifty States and their Incredible Histories: A complete guide to America's most powerful symbols by Randy Howe.
How Proudly They Wave: Flags of the Fifty States: This book, by Rita D. Haban, is geared toward younger readers.
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