Every flag tells the rich story of a people’s culture, their journey towards independence, and the birth of their identity and heritage that would live on for generations.

Today, the sons and daughters of Haiti celebrate their bicolor flag – red and blue – in remembrance of the revolutionaries who paved the way through their sacrifice and their solemn belief that all men were born free.

Haiti was the first free black republic whose successful slave revolt became a blueprint for several others that sought to end their oppression.

May their courage and strength continue to inspire us to work in unison to end the inequities that are prevalent in our present-day society.

Happy Haitian Flag Day!