Puerto Rico Flag
The Puerto Rico flag celebrates the determination, vigilance and freedom of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rico flag consists of five alternating red and white stripes and a five-pointed white star resting on a blue triangle. The two white stripes represent the Rights of man, freedom of the individual and the right to keep the government in balance. The red stripes denote the blood of the people which nourishes the three branches of the Puerto Rican government; Legislative, Executive and Judiciary. The Puerto Rico flag traces its roots the Puerto Rico Revolutionary Movement. It bears a clear resemblance to the Cuban flag. Puerto Rico and Cuba both sought independence from Spain and saw the banner as a “Revolutionary Flag”. Puerto Rico is often referred to as the Isle of Enchantment.