On September 23, 1868, a multitude of Puerto Ricans revolted for independence from Spain in what became known as “El Grito de Lares,” Puerto Rico’s first cry for independence since the Taino uprising of 1511. This rebellion unfolded in the small rural town of Lares, Puerto Rico, with Mariana Bracetti, an anti-imperialist and poet, hand-stitching the iconic flag, and Ramon Emeterio Betances designing it. The Grito de Lares enamel pin celebrates the pride and resilience of the Puerto Rican people
The Lares flag holds a significant connection with the Dominican Republic. Independentist cells began forming and spreading across the island, gaining momentum in January 1868 when Segundo Ruiz Belvis and Ramón Emeterio Betances planned the revolution, establishing the Revolutionary Committee of Puerto Rico while in exile in the Dominican Republic.
Crafted with precision, this hard enamel pin pays homage to the Grito de Lares flag’s iconic design. Vibrant colors and intricate details bring to life the essence of the movement that declared independence for Puerto Rico on September 23, 1868.
Measuring at an ideal size, this enamel pin is perfect for expressing your connection to Puerto Rico. A stylish adornment and conversation starter, pin it to your backpack, denim jacket, or hat, symbolizing solidarity with those who fought for freedom.
The Lares flag symbolizes resistance, with Lares being recognized as the birthplace of Puerto Rican nationalism.
Step into Puerto Rican history with the “Grito de Lares” Enamel Pin – more than a fashion statement, it’s a reminder of resilience and a symbol of the enduring legacy from the Grito de Lares uprising. Wear it proudly, feel the weight of history, and let this metal echo urge you to stand firm, embrace the past, and carry the spirit of liberation forward.
¡Viva Puerto Rico Libre!
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