Florida Department of Motor Vehicles Announce ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ Specialty License Plate
By Space Coast Daily // December 31, 2022
The Gadsden Flag specialty license plate is now available to Florida residents
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles announced the availability of the Gadsden Flag specialty license plate, which is a historical American flag with a yellow field depicting a timber rattlesnake coiled and ready to strike.
Beneath the rattlesnake are the words “DONT TREAD ON ME.”
The flag is named after politician Christopher Gadsden (1724–1805), who designed it in 1775 during the American Revolution.
It was used by the Continental Marines as an early motto flag, along with the Moultrie flag. Its design proclaims an assertive warning of vigilance and willingness to act in defense against coercion.
This has led it to be associated with the ideas of individualism and liberty.
The specialty license plate has been delivered to tax collector offices and license plate agencies statewide. Floridians who purchased presale vouchers for the specialty plate are able to redeem them at their local tax collector’s office or license plate agency.
Those who wish to purchase the new plate are advised to contact their local office prior to visiting to ensure stock is available.
The revenue collected annually from the sale of the Gadsden Flag specialty license plate will be distributed to the Florida Veterans Foundation, a direct-support organization of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to be used to benefit veterans.
Floridians interested in purchasing one of the many specialty license plates offered in Florida are encouraged to visit their local tax collector or license plate agency. A complete list of Florida’s specialty license plates can be found on the department’s website.
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