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Florida announces “Free State of Florida” placed on all welcome signs

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Posted at 3:15 PM, Jul 10, 2024

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — In a news release issued July 9, the Florida Department of Transportation said, "the 'Free State of Florida' has been placed on all welcome signs offering a warm welcome to visitors as they enter and leave on major state roadways."

FDOT added that the new signage now features messages highlighting Florida's status as a top tourist destination, including "Hurry Back" signs that pay homage to the historic mid-century welcome centers.