Takeaways from Tallahassee — Memento with meaning

Memento with meaning

Sen. Wilton Simpson brought more than government and business insights back to the States when he returned from Israel earlier this month.

For his son, Wilton Jr., Simpson imported a special souvenir: a hat commemorating the historic Florida-Israel trade mission.

The kicker? It’s signed by Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with whom Simpson met while overseas along with Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet.

Wilton Simpson brought his son a special souvenir from Israel: a hat signed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Wilton Jr., 20, has added the hat to what’s come to be a collection of signed hats from world leaders and artists. He says the hat will hold a special place among his cherished collection.

“The Prime Minister was gracious with his time and kind enough to sign the hat for Wilton Jr.,” the senior Simpson said. “Tokens like this are our way of sharing our big adventures.”

The Trilby Republican in line to become Senate President beginning 2020 also brought back with him a celebratory coin from the U.S. Ambassador to Israel.

More swag: Wilton Simpson also brought home a celebratory coin from the U.S. Ambassador to Israel.

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