The Flag of Uruguay

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Orientales, la patria o la tumba.
Libertad o con gloria morir.
Orientales, la patria o la tumba.
Libertad o con gloria morir.
Es el voto que el alma pronuncia
y que heroicos sabremos cumplir.
Libertad, libertad, orientales
este grito a la patria salvó
y a sus bravos en fieras batallas
de entusiasmo sublimé inflamó
Este don sacrosanto la gloria
merecimos, tiranos: temblad!
Libertad en la lid clamaremos
y muriendo también libertad!


Uruguay is the Country where Tahleen Nabors was born. Both the USA and Uruguayan flags are included on the index page to represent the two countries of the Nabors marriage.

The nine stripes represent the nine departments into which the country was originally divided after gaining independence. The golden sun, with 16 rays (sometimes 20 rays are shown) alternately straight and wavy, is the "Sun of May" which symbolizes Uruguay's independence.