union to feature a woman of color on it
The flag of Florida consists of a red saltire, St. Andrew's Cross, on a white background, with the state seal superimposed on the center. The design was approved by a popular referendum in 1900. The seal features a shoreline on which a Seminole woman is spreading hibiscus flowers, a Sabal palm (Florida's state tree) and a Saw Palmetto growing, a steamboat sails before a sun breaking the horizon, with rays of sunlight extending into the sky. The seal is encircled with the words "Great Seal of the State of Florida", and "In God we Trust".
Florida FlagThe term "Five Flags over Florida" usually refers to the five governments that have exerted sovereignty over all or part of Florida: the flags of Spain, France, Great Britain, the United States, and the Confederacy. At various times in its history, at least 16 different flags have been used in Florida or parts of Florida. The current design of Florida's state flag was adopted in 1900. In that year, Florida voters ratified a constitutional amendment based on an 1899 joint resolution of the state legislature to add diagonal red bars, in the form of a St. Andrew's cross, to the flag. Between 1868 and 1900, Florida's state flag consisted of a white field with the state seal in the center. During the late 1890s, Governor Francis P. Fleming suggested that a red cross be added, so that the banner did not appear to be a white flag of truce or surrender when hanging still on a flagpole. In the rewriting of the Constitution in 1968, the dimensions were dropped and became statutory language. The flag is described in these words: "The seal of the state, of diameter one half the hoist, in the center of a white ground. Red bars in width one fifth the hoist extending from each corner toward the center, to the outer rim of the seal." Florida law requires the flag of both the United States of America and the state of Florida to fly over every public school
Florida Flag - Colors - meaning and symbolism
Seminole woman represents rich cultural heritage of Florida
Sabal palm and Saw Palmetto stands for fertility, vibrance and prosperity
Steamboat symbolizes commerce and better business prospects
Rising golden sun symbolizes hope for bright future