Flag of Artigas
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The Flag of Artigas pays homage to José Gervasio Artigas, national hero of Uruguay. It has three horizontal stripes, the top and bottom being blue, and the central one white. On top of them, it has a diagonal red stripe.
Use as military emblems
The Flag of Artigas, and emblems derived from it, have traditionally been used as the symbols of the Military of Uruguay.
Uruguayan Air Force
Uruguayan army and general military use
There is also a different version of the roundel, known as the Artigas' Cockade, which is worn as a cockade on the uniforms of the Military of Uruguay, and also serves as the emblem of the Uruguayan Army. It is likewise based on the Flag of Artigas, but with blue at the centre, surrounded by white then blue, and with the red diagonal stripe overall.
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