Haiti National Anthem

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Anthem History

La Dessalinienne honoring Jean-Jacques Dessalines. It was written by Justin Lhérisson and composed by Nicolas Geffrard and adopted in 1904.

Anthem Lyrics English

La Dessalinienne




March on! For ancestors and country,


United march, United march;


Loyal subjects all remain,


And lords of our domain


United march, March on!


United march for ancestors and country,


March on, united march, march on!


Unite for ancestors and country!

For sacred soil,


For sires of old


We gladly toil.


When teem field and wold


The soul is strong and bold.


We gladly toil, we gladly toil


For sacred soil,


For sires of old.

For land we love


And sires of old


We give our sons.


Free, happy, and bold,


One brotherhood we'll hold.


We give our sons, we give our sons


For land we love


And sires of old.

For those who gave


For country all,


God of the brave,


To thee, O God, we call;


Without thee we must fall,


God of the brave, God of the brave.


For those who gave


For country all.

For flag on high


For Native land


'Tis fine to die.


Our traditions demand


Be ready, heart and hand,


'Tis fine to die, 'tis find to die


For flag on high,


For Native land.

Haiti Flag

Haiti Flag

Flag History The colors represent the union of blacks and mulattoes.
Flag Date of Adoption 29 March 1987
Flag Symbolism two equal horizontal bands of blue (top) and red with a centered white rectangle bearing the coat of arms, which contains a palm tree flanked by flags and two cannons above a scroll bearing the motto L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE (Union Makes Strength)

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