As a little girl, I had always been fascinated by the history of the flag, and by our national motto written in the flag’s coat of arms: “L’Union Fait La Force” (Through unity comes Strength). However, it was not until my adulthood that I truly understood what the Haitian flag means to me.
The Haitian flag:
- Allows me to represent myself.
- Serves as my identity to others.
- Defines me through my values and my culture.
- Is my pride.
I am proud to have been born and raised in the first black independent country in the world. When I walk down the street and see the Haitian Flag in front of buildings, in people’s cars, it genuinely brings a smile to my face. Although I am not “home”, I know that I will never be too far away from it.
The Haitian Flag to me means that I am Haitian. A proud woman from a small island in the Western Hemisphere; a resilient island filled with vibrant culture. Despite many obstacles, it continues to strive to be better.