National Flag is the highest expression of Nationality and pride for the
Motherland. Back in 1511, Spain issues an official flag for Puerto Rico,
based in the Coat of Arms authorized by the spanish monarchs.
December 22, 1895, a group of 59 Puerto Ricans gather at "Chimney Corner
Hall" in New York City and organizes a political group, attached to the
Cuban Revolutionary Party to organize the Pro-Independence movement in
Puerto Rico, still under Spanish ruling. According to the meeting acts,
the flag "...is same as the cuban, but the color stripes are inverted..."
are different theories regarding the origins of our flag, one of them names
Manuel Besosa as the designer , in a letter written by his daughter she
says, "...my father asked me to sew together some pieces of cloth, white,
red and blue that he brought himself , this tiny flag had 5 alterned stripes,
red and white, and a triangle with a five point star within it...".
is the symbolism according to the 1895 meeting:
wasn't but until 1952 that our Legislature approved the final symbolism
of our flag:
Stripes - The blood from the brave
- Victory and peace after obtaining indepence.
Triangle - Our sky and coastal waters.
Lone Star - Our beautiful Island.
Stripes - stands
for the "blood" that nourishes the three branches of our government; Legislative,
Executive and Judiciary.
Stripes - represents individual liberty
and the rights that keeps in perfect balance our form of government.
stands for the "Republican Government", represented
by the three branches.
White Lone Star
- represents "The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico".
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