Alabama State Flag Frequent Questions Answered

When was the Alabama state flag adopted?

The state flag of Alabama was authorized by Alabama state legislature on February 16, 1895 by Act number 383.

Where can I buy an Alabama state Flag?

Star Spangled Flags has a beautiful Alabama state flag for sale and it has received rave reviews from customers who’ve sent us feedback. The biggest reason is that it is 100% made in the U.S.A. Also, it is made of a heavyweight durable Nylon specifically treated to dry fast and resist sun and chemical deterioration. The hems are sewn using superior lock stitches to prevent unraveling. The fly end has four rows of lock stitching to improve durability, increase flag life and prevent fading.

How am I supposed to fly my Alabama state flag with my United States Flag?

When flying the Alabama state flag with the flag of the United States on the same pole, the flag of United States must always be at the top and the Alabama flag should be the same size or smaller. When It is flown on separate poles, the Alabama flag will be to the right of the flag of the United States situating the U.S. flag in the position of honor, which is to the observer’s left of the other flags.

What is the pledge to the Alabama state flag?

The pledge to the state flag of Alabama is, “Flag of Alabama I salute thee. To thee I pledge my allegiance, my service, and my life”. The salute to the Alabama State Flag was adopted in 2001.

What is the design on the Alabama state flag and what does it represent?

The state flag of Alabama is simply a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white. It is patterned after the Confederate battle flag. The cross symbolizes sacrifice. The color white in heraldry represent peace and honesty and the color red symbolizes hardiness, bravery, strength and valor.

Is the Alabama state flag square or rectangle?

Act # 383, which authorized Alabama’s state flag, did not specify a square or rectangle flag. Therefore the shape of the flag came under debate. Since the flag was modeled after the Confederate flag, which is a battle flag and battle flags were usually square, this fueled the debate. To end the confusion and debate, in 1987 the Alabama Department of Archives and History asked the Office of the Alabama Attorney General to investigate and issue an official opinion on the shape of their state flag, and the opinion established that the modern Alabama state flag should be rectangular in shape.

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