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The Alabamian's Creed

Alabama State Creed

Warror River waterfall in Alabama; photo by Kerry Sanders on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Official State Creed of Alabama

Alabama adopted "The Alabamian's Creed" as the official state creed In 1953 (written by Mrs. H.P. Thetford of Birmingham, Alabama). The Alabamian's Creed was first recognized by the Board and Council of the Alabama Federations of Women's Clubs, who in turn recommended it for adoption by the state legislature. All State Cultural Symbols

The Alabamian's Creed

"I believe in Alabama, a state dedicated to a faith in God and the enlightenment of mankind; to a democracy that safeguards the liberties of each citizen and to the conservation of her youth, her ideals, and her soil. I believe it is my duty to obey her laws, to respect her flag and to be alert to her needs and generous in my efforts to foster her advancement within the statehood of the world."