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Alabama State Flag

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DI8022
  • Purchase a quality Alabama state flag at a cost-efficient price
  • Polyester fabric is strong and tested for outdoor use
  • Flag can be bought by itself, or with a flagpole
  • Completed with grommets and header tape for assembling to pole
  • Flag is made in the USA
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Alabama Flag Details

Parts List:

  • Pre-printed flag
  • Optional flagpole of your choice

Material:

  • Outdoor Flag Polyester: Tear-resistant lightweight knitted fabric with excellent thru-print (3.25oz/yd²)

Specifications

ModelPart NumberSizeWeightIncludes
Flag Only DI8022 5ft x 3ft 0.4lbs Pre-printed flag
Flag & Hand-Held Flagpole DI0650 6ft 2.1lbs Pre-printed flag
Tangle-free aluminum flagpole
Removable black handle
Flag & Wall-Mounted Flagpole DI0653 6ft 2.9lbs Pre-printed flag
Tangle-free aluminum flagpole
Removable black handle
180° adjustable wall mount
Flag & Pole-Mounted Flagpole KX0090 6ft 3.2lbs Pre-printed flag
Tangle-free aluminum flagpole
Removable black handle
180° adjustable wall mount
(2) 40" steel bands
Flag & Ground-Mounted Flagpole DI0550 20ft 9.5lbs Pre-printed flag
Aluminum flagpole
PVC tube for ground installation

The History of the Alabama State Flag

Much like every other state in the Union, Alabama had flown a number of unofficial state flags before finally settling on an official flag that it continues to use to this day.

The First Unofficial Flags

The first mention of a state flag for Alabama comes during the Civil War. A flag of blue with a yellow star was flown to represent Alabama’s secession from the Union. Another flag, flown over the state capitol, showed different things on both the front and the back of the flag.

The front showed a woman holding the Alabama secession flag. Above her were the words “Independent Now And Forever.” The back showed a cotton plant with a snake coiled inside of it. Below it were the words “Noli Me Tangere” -- Latin for “Touch me not.”

This flag was flown throughout the Civil War and at least until Alabama returned to the Union in June of 1868. For the next 27 years, there would be no record of the state flag of Alabama.

The First and Only Official State Flag

The design of the official Alabama state flag came in 1895. For years, the citizens of Alabama had wanted to assert the state’s distinctive character with a unique flag.

The design of the Alabama state flag was authorized by the Alabama legislature on February 16, 1895. According to Act 383, which outlined what the flag would look like, the design was as follows: a crimson cross of St Andrew on a field of white.

Act 383 further specified that the bars forming the cross were to be six inches broad and must extend diagonally across the flag. However, the act did not designate whether the flag was supposed to be square or rectangular. Many images of the flag shown soon after its adoption in 1895 have the design on a rectangular flag.

Much of the core of the design came from the sponsor of Act 383 in the first place: Representative John  W. A. Sanford, Jr. Sanford is said to have based his flag design on the battle flag of the 60th Alabama Regiment.

Sanford’s design has remained largely unaltered since. In 1905, there was a proposal to add stars to the flag, which would make it look more like the Confederate battle flag. However, the proposal was denied and no stars were added.

The next attempted alteration came in 1987. The Alabama Department of Archives and History asked the Alabama Attorney General’s Office to investigate. They were then asked to issue their own opinion on the shape of the flag. On June 29, 1987, the Attorney General’s Office issued their response.

They concluded that there was no official guideline in Act 383 which said whether or not the flag of the state was supposed to be square or rectangular. Since the flag had been depicted as rectangular in print since 1895 and in the Alabama Official Statistical Register since 1907, convention dictated that the flag was rectangular.

Following the ruling by the attorney general’s office, the flag was not altered further in any way, shape or form.

Here at Vispronet, we’re proud to offer our version of the Alabama state flag, as close to the original as we can get it. Features of our state flags include:

  • Durable polyester construction thanks to our Polyflag material.
  • Metal grommets for hanging.
  • Four different flagpole options.

Sources:

  1. Why is Alabama's state flag a red X
    https://www.al.com/living/2014/09/why_is_alabama_flag_a_red_x.html
  2. Flag of Alabama
    https://www.britannica.com/topic/flag-of-Alabama
  3. Alabama State Flag
    https://www.50states.com/flag/alflag.htm
  4. Official Symbols and Emblems of Alabama
    https://archives.alabama.gov/emblems/st_flag.html
  5. Office of the Attorney General
    https://www.alabamaag.gov/

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