Mariana Bracetti - 1825 to 1903 Añasco, Puerto Rico was a patriot and leader of the Puerto Rico independence movement in the 1860s. She is attributed with having knitted the flag that was intended to be used as the national emblem of Puerto Rico in its attempt to overthrow the Spanish government on the island, and to establish the island as a sovereign republic. The attempted overthrow was the Grito de Lares, and Bracetti's creation became known as "The Flag of Lares."
Marc Anthony can do no wrong. | 35 Things Puerto Ricans Know To Be True Watching him sing “Preciosa,” about his love for the island, in Puerto Rico, with the crowd singing every word, gives you chills.