Governor Rick Scott Holds ‘All-American Flag Act’ Bill Signing At Viera High School
By Space Coast Daily // September 21, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Governor Rick Scott ceremonially signed HB 225, the “All-American Flag Act,” requiring all United States and state flags purchased by the state of Florida to be made entirely from domestically grown materials beginning on January 1, 2016.
“It is great to celebrate our national pride today as Governor Scott ceremonially signs the All-American Flag Act at the high school where it originated,” said Representative Bob Cortes.
“We are so proud of our Florida veterans and those who serve to protect our freedom.”
The legislation originated from civics teacher Matt Susin’s high school history classes at Eau Gallie and Viera High Schools in Central Florida.
“We are proud to be at the school where the All-American Flag Act began and thank Governor Scott for signing this bill into law,” said Senator Thad Altman.
“Our state and national flags serve as a thank you to our Florida service men and women for their courage and sacrifices.”
“It is great to see students get involved in the legislative process to make a difference,” said Representative Ritch Workman.
We are thankful for their hard work on this legislation and to Governor Scott for signing the All-American Flag Act.”
Representative Debbie Mayfield said, “We are proud to recognize the brave service of our military men and women who help to protect the values that our national flag represents. It is an honor to stand with the individuals that helped to inspire the All-American Flag Act and we thank Governor Scott for signing this legislation.”
Matthew Susin, teacher at Viera High School, said “The All-American Flag Act is a true example of what we all know exists in our communities, but rarely get to see take form. Born out of the mind of a student in a Brevard Public Schools classroom, our community, in the form of students, parents, veterans, businesses, and government organizations came together to stand for something bigger than themselves, and achieved it.”
“I am grateful that this three year journey comes to a close with the honoring of all those who have fought for our freedom by flying flags for America, only by America.”