Nylon vs Polyester
Our Nylon flags are crafted using aniline-dyed 100% heavyweight 200-denier nylon bunting. Nylon material is fast drying, treated to resist fading and flies in the slightest breeze. Finished with white poly-cotton header.
Our Poly-Max Flags are crafted using 2-ply 100% polyester bunting. The open weave construction reduces wind resistance, increasing flag life. Poly-Max material is extremely durable and ideal for commercial applications and high wind areas. Finished with white poly-cotton header.
A Brief History of the Alabama State Flag
As a neighboring state on Tennessee’s southern border, we wanted to be sure we included Alabama’s state flag in our catalog. Starting in 1961 during the Civil War, Alabama’s flag was a snake coiling around a cotton plant, with the Latin text “Noli me tangere,” meaning “Touch me not.” In 1895, however, exactly two decades after the end of America’s Civil War, Alabama shifted to its current white design with a red saltire (cross) on it. The flag is heavily symbolic of Alabama’s rich supply of cotton. In fact, the Act that designated the flag for Alabama specifies that the cross of St. Andrew appears on a “field of white,” clearly meant as a reference to Alabama’s most abundant crop.
The design is based on St. Andrew’s saltire, as the patron saint of Scotland died by crucifixion on a cross. The state flag is also thought to have been reminiscent of the Battle Flag of the Confederate States of America, which also featured a cross. Alabama’s state flag also looks similar to the Florida state flag, which derived its own saltire from the Spanish Cross of Burgundy.
As you can see, the Alabama State Flag has a rich history going all the way back to the Civil War. Now you can show your pride in the great state of Alabama by flying the Alabama State Flag outside your home – or hanging it up on a wall. When it comes to quality materials, we offer the best quality products, and we humbly think we have the best quality flags in the area. Order yours today and save on a quality flag from Volunteer Flag Company!
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