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Florida State Flag.
Accompanying note: "The Constitution of Florida provides that the seal of the state shall be shown in the flag design encircled by the words 'Great Seal of the State of Florida: In God We Trust.'"
"Symbolism: The sun is the emblem of glory and splendor; in heraldry its meaning is 'absolute authority'. The highlands and water are typical of the state, and the steamboat of its commerce and progress. Flowers are the symbol of hope and joy, and the Indian scattering them shows the influence of the Indian nation on the state. The cocoa or palm tree is the emblem of victory, justice and royal honor."
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Florida State Flag. 20th century. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/28896>, accessed 26 October 2021.
Florida State Flag. 20th century. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/28896>.