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FL Flag Proposal Usacelt.PNG|FL Flag Proposal "Sunshine and Waves - by Usacelt"
 
FL Flag Proposal Usacelt.PNG|FL Flag Proposal "Sunshine and Waves - by Usacelt"
 
Flag of Florida 2.png|FL Flag Proposal by Kermitdefrog
 
Flag of Florida 2.png|FL Flag Proposal by Kermitdefrog
Florida State Flag Proposal Sun & Bars Designed By Stephen Richard Barlow 31 July 2014.jpg|Florida State Flag Proposal Sun & Bars Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 31 July 2014
 
 
Florida State Flag Proposal No 2 Designed By Stephen Richard Barlow 11 OCT 2014 at 0948hrs cst.png|Florida State Flag Proposal No. 2 Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 11 OCT 2014 at 0948hrs cst
 
Florida State Flag Proposal No 2 Designed By Stephen Richard Barlow 11 OCT 2014 at 0948hrs cst.png|Florida State Flag Proposal No. 2 Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 11 OCT 2014 at 0948hrs cst
 
FL Flag Proposal lizard-socks.png|FL Proposal "lizard-socks"
 
FL Flag Proposal lizard-socks.png|FL Proposal "lizard-socks"
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US-FL flag proposal Rebranding America+Ben Karnell (modified).png|{{User:HansLN/GE|p=use|d=Sep 2015|mod=Rebranding America|nod=1}}
 
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FL Flag Proposal BigRed618.png|FL Flag Proposal "BigRed618"
 
FL Flag Proposal BigRed618.png|FL Flag Proposal "BigRed618"
Florida State Flag Proposal No 3 Designed By Stephen Richard Barlow 11 OCT 2014 at 1156hrs cst.png|Florida State Flag Proposal No. 3 Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 11 OCT 2014 at 1156hrs cst
 
Florida State Flag Proposal No 4 Designed By Stephen Richard Barlow 11 OCT 2014 at 1202hrs cst.png|Florida State Flag Proposal No. 4 Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 11 OCT 2014 at 1202hrs cst
 
 
US-FL flag proposal Hans 1.png|{{User:HansLN/GE|p=use|d=Dec 2013|n=1}}
 
US-FL flag proposal Hans 1.png|{{User:HansLN/GE|p=use|d=Dec 2013|n=1}}
 
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Florida.png|Florida State Flag Symplistic Proposal. A sun rising over the ocean in the Sunshine State. By Ed Mitchell. 2013.
 
Florida.png|Florida State Flag Symplistic Proposal. A sun rising over the ocean in the Sunshine State. By Ed Mitchell. 2013.
 
Florida State Flag Proposal No. 5 Designed By Stephen Richard Barlow 13 JAN 2015 0849 HRS CST.png|Florida State Flag Proposal No. 5 Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 13 JAN 2015 at 0849 HRS CST
 
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Florida State Flag Proposal No. 1b Designed By Stephen Richard Barlow 13 JAN 2015 at 1526 HRS CST..png|Florida State Flag proposal No. 1b Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 13 JAN 2015 at 1526 HRS CST.
 
 
Florida State Flag Proposal No. 6 Designed By Stephen Richard Barlow 14 JAN 2015 at 0943 HRS CST..png|Florida State Flag Proposal No. 6 Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 14 JAN 2015 at 0943 HRS CST.
 
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Florida State Flag Proposal No. 6b Designed By Stephen Richard Barlow 14 JAN 2015 at 1300 HRS CST..png|Florida State Flag Proposal No. 6b Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 14 JAN 2015 at 1300 HRS CST.
 
Florida State Flag Proposal No. 6c Designed By Stephen Richard Barlow 14 JAN 2015 at 1312 HRS CST..png|Florida State Flag Proposal No. 6c Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 14 JAN 2015 at 1312 HRS CST.
 
Florida State Flag Proposal No. 6e Designed By Stephen Richard Barlow 19 JAN 2015 at 1739 HRS CST..png|Florida State Flag Proposal No. 6e Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 19 JAN 2015 at 1739 HRS CST.
 
Florida State Flag Proposal No. 6d Designed By Stephen Richard Barlow 19 JAN 2015 at 1715 HRS CST..png|Florida State Flag Proposal No. 6d Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 19 JAN 2015 at 1715 HRS CST.
 
Florida State Flag Proposal No. 6f Designed By Stephen Richard Barlow 15 JAN 2015 at 0916 HRS CST..png|Florida State Flag Proposal No. 6f Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 15 FEB 2015 at 0916 HRS CST.
 
 
florida1.png|Florida state flag proposal by NATHANIEL TANG
 
florida1.png|Florida state flag proposal by NATHANIEL TANG
 
florida2.png|Florida state flag proposal by NATHANIEL TANG
 
florida2.png|Florida state flag proposal by NATHANIEL TANG

Revision as of 15:09, March 13, 2018

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 current design has been in use since 1985, after the state seal was graphically improved and officially sanctioned for use by state officials.

While both the modern Alabama and Florida state flags may have some historical tribute to Spanish rule in their design, both were definitely patterned after the battle flags of the Army of Northern Virginia (ANV)- under which the bulk of the troops from both states fought.

Both of these flags have documentation stating the influence of the ANV battle flags in their design - particularly the flag of Alabama - which was created under the administration of Governor William Oates. Oates was a former regimental commander in the ANV. He is most famous for leading the confederate assault on Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg. [Text from FotW]

Historical Flags

Shown below are various flags that have flown over what is now Florida.

Proposals for a New Flag of Florida

Shown below are various designs that have been proposed for a new flag of Florida.

Most common symbolism

Cross of Burgundy

Flag of Cross of Burgundy.svg

A red roughly-pruned saltire (also known as St. Andrew's cross). Used as Spanish naval ensign from 1506 to 1701, and as battle flag up to 1843. It was specially used as insignia to Spanish Empire overseas viceroyalties - Florida was part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. Its Spanish usage dates from the marriage between Philip I of Spain and Mary of Burgundy, when the king decided to honor the House of Burgundy, the royal house of his new mother-in-law.

Its origins are discussed: it can be firstly adopted by the Order of the Golden Fleece, in 1429, but, in the 1490s, the writer Pedro de Ayala claims it was adopted by a previous Duke of Burgundy in tribute to his Scottish soldiers.

In the designs, it can appear both as a roughly-pruned saltire or as a straight saltire (as it appears in current state flag).

Orange disc

Orange-disc

Many designs use an orange circle, that can represent either or both of two symbols: the Sun or an orange. Florida has tropical and subtropical climates, and "Sunshine State" is its nickname. The orange refers to the fact that citrus fruit, especially oranges, are a major part of the state economy. Florida produces the majority of citrus fruit grown in the United States.

Sometimes, the orange disc is substituted by other depictions of the sun.

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