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Catherine Flon

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, October 8, 2014
catherine Flon

Catherine Flon was the goddaughter of Jean Jacques Dessalines and played a huge role in the Haitian Revolution as a nurse. She is not really remembered and revered as nurse, but widely recognized in all Haiti as a heroine for sewing the first Haitian Flag in Archaie.
On May 1803, Dessalines created the first Haitian Flag by ripping apart the French one (blue,white and red), threw the white portion away, and have Catherine Flon stitched together the remaining parts horizontally to create the first version of the Haitian Flag. Today Catherine Flon is celebrated in Haiti on May 18, which is also the Haitian Flag's Day. Her picture is featured on a 10 Gourdes Haitian Banknote issued in 2000.