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image by Eugene Ipavec, 14 July 2010
Based on image provided by city
Andalusia uses a diagonally divided blue (upper fly) over red (lower hoist) flag with the city seal on it -
Dov Gutterman, 23 October 2002
The flag of the City of Andalusia, Alabama, is diagonally divided from top left to lower right, blue over red, with big seal in the center. However, there is also another flag of the city of which I received documentation with an official description, but no image unfortunately:
image located by Dave Fowler, 20 March 2021
The photo in
this article shows a different city flag. It is hard to determine from the
article what if any this flag has with the one pictured above. Curiously, the
article mentions a motto, “A Proud Past – a Promising Future," which is similar
to the motto on the FOTW flag, "“A Proud Heritage – a Progressive Future.”
REMEMBER WHEN: The Andalusia City Flag Story - The Andalusia Star-News | The Andalusia Star-NewsDave Fowler, 20 March 2021
Colonel J. T. Raley, executive vice-president of the chamber, who had served in the military in Europe in his career suggested, “Why not a city flag?” He recalled that every little town and village in Europe had a flag. We began developing ideas to establish a city flag to be used in the schools, at parades, at civic functions not only to promote the city but also to help preserve our proud past.
By this time, Dr. Jim Krudop had become president of the chamber in 1984. The Historical Committee of the chamber along with the Covington Historical Society called several town meetings. Input was received by the many citizens who attended including descendants of Chief Red Eagle, otherwise known as William Weatherford. It can be said that Attorney James Prestwood and Historian Sidney Waits had some colorful suggestions as well as ideas proposed from other local history enthusiasts.
A final design was selected after local artist, Roger Powell, made sketches to consider and choose from.Joe Wingard, charter CHS president, played an important role in the wording of the description of the city flag’s colors and symbols. After everything was decided on, the City of Andalusia officially adopted this city flag on November 6, 1984 about the time of the 100th anniversary of Andalusia’s first incorporation.
The original hand-sewn flag is presently housed and displayed at the Three Notch Museum, the converted and restored Central of Georgia train depot (Circa 1900). Flags were ordered and presented to all of the city and county schools. A number of miniature flags have been given to elementary school classes and students who have toured the museum each spring. They have helped teach the county’s children about our heritage.
As we Remember When, be reminded that each color and design on the flag symbolizes something significant regarding this area’s history. Visit the Three Notch Museum on Historic Central Street to see the original Andalusia city flag on display that represents “A Proud Past – a Promising Future.”
image located by Valentin Poposki, 4 October 2019
Paul Bassinson, 6 April 2019