Governor LeRoy Collins makes a speech from his den about his goals and Florida's role as a state on the "threshold of greatness." There are scenes of the Collins family at home (The Grove) as they greet LeRoy Jr., home from the Naval Academy, and walk to the Governor's Mansion. The film shows all the pomp and ceremony of the inauguration itself, with speeches and everyone singing "Suwannee." After the ceremony, well-wishers file through the mansion to greet the governor and his family. There are scenes of the reception that evening in the Capitol Rotunda, including the Cabinet and Supreme Court members. Everyone does the grand march at the end. Produced by the Florida State Advertising Commission.
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