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What Does the Haitian Flag Mean to Me?

5.16.2016

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serge-renaud

Assistant Editor

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.

Colts Wide Receiver, Pierre Garcon Photo Credit: Andrew Mills, The Star Ledger

Colts Wide Receiver, Pierre Garcon
Photo Credit: Andrew Mills, The Star Ledger

The Haitian flag:

  1. Allows me to represent myself.
  2. Serves as my identity to others.
  3. Defines me through my values and my culture.
  4. 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.

NAAHP
NAAHP

National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals

NAAHP is focused on connecting a global community of peers with career advancement resources as well as fostering transformative relationships to strengthen Haiti through philanthropy and social entrepreneurship.

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