Sunday, June 14 is Flag Day, marking the day in 1777 when the Continental Congress adopted the original design of the Stars and Stripes, specifying a flag containing thirteen red and white stripes and thirteen stars.
So, it's only appropriate that this was the week Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill into law requiring cities, counties and the state of Florida to purchase state and American flags made in the United States.
The "All American Flag Act" was one of 47 bills Scott signed Thursday.
Local government and state agencies will have to start following the flag mandate after Jan. 1, 2016. Information compiled by legislative staff showed the vast majority of flags bought in the state are already American-made.
The flag bill triggered a debate on the House floor.
Some Republicans said they could not support the legislation, because they said it was anti-competitive. But other lawmakers said taxpayer money should not be spent on flags made in other countries like China.