May 18th is Haitian Flag Day

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Flag Day, May 18, 1803, commemorates the date when Haitian leaders of slave troops fighting for freedom in Haiti eliminated the white stripe from the French flag to illustrate their unity. They created a new flag from the remaining blue and red stripes, fought on, and declared independence the following New Year’s Day. The Haitian flag was sewed by Catherine Flon. 

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