Meaning of Alabama State Flag
Andrew’s cross as defined in its legislation. This is the representing the cross on which St. Andrew was tortured. It is sometimes strongly believed that the crimson saltire of the new flag of Alabama was created to appear like the blue saltire of the Confederate Battle Flag.
History of Alabama State Flag
The Alabama State Flag was accredited by the Alabama Legislature on February 16, 1895, by Act number 383. According to the Acts of Alabama, 1895, the state flag was to be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on an area of white. The bars forming the cross were not to be less than six inches wide as well as were to expand diagonally throughout the flag from side to side. The act did not mark a square or a rectangular flag.