Flag of Haiti
Revision as of 00:51, 15 October 2005 by Doe
Haiti in it's current form was adopted on February 17, 1986. The first red and blue flag was sewn by Catherine Flon on May 18, 1803, in the city of during the Congress of Arcahaie, under the instructions by Jean-Jacques Dessalines. Dessalines is said to have asked to remove the white of the French flag, which led to the red and blue design. The coat of arms in the center carries the words: "L'Union fait la force" (transl. unity makes strong). Initially the flag had the inscription: 'Liberté ou la Mort' (transl. 'Liberty or Death').