Alabama adopted its state flag in 1895 and it includes a cross of St. Andrew on it. State Representative introduced it as an homage to the 60th Alabama Infantry Regiment’s battle flag used in the Civil War. The bars cannot be less than six inches board. St. Andrew’s Cross is seen in several flags across the world. See the flags that fly from some of the most remote castles in the world.
Benny Benson, a 13-year-old Alaskan designed the state flag back in 1927 when the state held a contest. Benson, who lived at the Jesse Lee Home for Children in Seward at the time, beat out around 700 entrants with his design that features eight stars arranged to resemble the Big Dipper and the North Star. Benson won $1,000 for his design and received an engraved watch. Check out some DIYers who became extremely successful inventors like the man who invented the Stormy Kromer.