Alabama joined the union on December 14, 1819, the 22nd state.
Under provisions of the U.S. Flag Code, residents of a state are encouraged to fly the U.S. flag on their respective statehood day.
Does Alabama commemorate its own statehood? Perhaps there are big celebrations planned for statehood day in 2019, the 200th anniversary of statehood.
- Encyclopedia of Alabama article on statehood
- Learn How Alabama got Statehood at the Museum of Alabama, AL.com
- Forts Toulouse and Jackson reveal conflicts with Native Americans in Alabama, AL.com
- Rocket Park at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, Alabama
- “The [U.S. postage] stamp celebrating 200 years of Alabama statehood will be issued Feb. 23 in Huntsville, Ala. Although Alabama was granted statehood Dec. 14, 1819, the state has bicentennial events planned throughout the year.”
- Next flag-flying date is December 18 in New Jersey, celebrating New Jersey’s statehood