Flag of Alabama
The Alabama state flag has a white background with a red diagonal cross (St. Andrew's cross) on it. The red St. Andrew's cross is believed to have been designed in reference to the battle flag of the Confederate States of America. The flag was named by legislative action on February 16, 1895.
Alabama joined as the 22nd state of the United States. It is said to have gotten its name from two compound words that came from an Indian tribe that practiced agriculture. It is composed of 'Alba' meaning herb or vegetation and 'Amo' meaning gatherer.