Friday, February 24, 2017

reposting the flag

Today is flag day in my new home -- Mexico.

Seven years ago, I wrote an essay about the history of the Mexican flag (bandera de méxico). It is still the second most-visited page on my site.

Because it is flag day, I decided to share it with you once again. Knowing the history of a nation's symbol is, at least, the first step to wisdom.

I would now change a few of my observations. But it still contains the kernels of truth I wanted to convey as a new resident of Mexico in 2010.

I hope you enjoy it on this day when we remember what Mexico's flag means.

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