Flag of Puerto Rico TB2
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Texas, United States
In the hands of Thebloody.
This is not collectible.
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About This Item
The origins of the current flag of Puerto Rico can be traced to 1868 when this flag was used in the short-lived Puerto Rican revolt against Spanish rule in the island, known as "El Grito de Lares. Juan de Mata Terreforte, an exiled veteran of "El Grito de Lares" and Vice-President of Puerto Rican Revolutionary Committee, in New York City, adopted the flag of Lares as the flag of Puerto Rico until 1892, when the current design, modeled after the Cuban flag, was unveiled and adopted by the committee.
The new flag, which consisted of five equal horizontal bands of red (top and bottom) alternating with white; a blue isosceles triangle based on the hoist side bears a large, white, five-pointed star in the center, was first flown in Puerto Rico on March 24, 1897. In 1952, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico adopted the same flag design, which was unveiled in 1892 by the Puerto Rican Revolutionary Committee, as its official standard.
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