Florida is a constituent state of the United States of America often known for its features of spacecraft launch. It was declared the 27th state in 1845. Geographically, Florida shares a land border with only two states Georgia at the east and Alabama at the west both along its northern boundary.The nearest foreign territory is the island of Bimini in the Bahamas.
Florida has a flag with colorful and detailed inclusions. Going back in history, the first flag of Florida was hoisted on June 25, 1845, the same year of declaration of the state as the 27th state of the US. It was inaugurated by the first governor William D. Moseley. The flag had five horizontal stripes with a color combination of blue, orange, red, white,and green as well as a ribbon with inscription of “Leave Us alone”. The flag served as a canton with where state’s rights and anti federalist symbolism was made clear with design but still color association was not clear. The flag was not much used.
The next one was inaugurated on January 13, 1861, following the secession of the state from the Union. The flag had 13 red and white horizontal stripes and white star on the blue canton as prescribed by the commander of state armed forces. The next flag from September 13, 1861 was based on Stars and Bars of Confederacy with red-white-red horizontal stripes and a vertical blue stripe with an elaborate seal.
On August 6, 1868, the state seal was designed to be at the center of Florida’s own adopted flag. The flag design has an American Indian woman on a promontory extending into water where a sea boat was sailing. It also had a band with a state name and motto “In God we trust”. A red saltire was added as a symbol of surrender on November 6, 1900. Later, on May 21, 1985, the seal redesigning was made to finalize today’s artistic flag.