Unity makes the strength. Happy Haitian Flag Day!
Catherine Flon, god daughter of Jean-Jacques Dessalines, hand sewed this flag. Blue for the black population and its link to its African roots. Red for multi-ethnicity. The white part is a symbol for French colonial oppression. Over time, the flag changed to red and black. In order to contrast the flags, the coat of arms were then added to the red and blue flag. The coat of arms in the flag of Haiti shows six draped flags, three on each side, and in the center lays a palm tree with a liberty cap of red and blue. These figures are resting on a green lawn and surrounded by cannons, cannonballs and other items such as a drum, a bugle and ship anchors. These weapons signify the willingness and the ability of the people to fight for their country and its freedom.
Source: Famous Wonders