The flag of Haiti is composed of two horizontal bands of equal size: the top one is blue and the bottom one is red. In the center of the flag, there is a white square that contains the Haitian coat of arms. The coat of arms depicts a palm tree, symbolizing independence, and a Phrygian cap, a symbol of freedom. Above the shield, there is a ribbon with the national motto of Haiti: “L’Union Fait La Force,” which means “Unity Makes Strength.” The blue color represents the nation’s black citizens, while the red color represents the mixed-race population.