Autry’s poem “I Am Florida” reflects Clyde Orange’s deep love and affection for his birthplace and home and so he composed the ballad, “I Am Florida” to lovingly reflect the beauty and history of this great state.

The ballad “I Am Florida” illustrates the reasons that millions of men and women, families and retired persons have made the state their home and references historical milestones that have contributed to the growth of this state.

“I Am Florida” is deserving of recognition as a great song honoring this state, NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida, that we recognize the ballad “I am Florida” written by Walter “Clyde” Orange.

- Don Gaetz, President of Florida State Senate


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