Cemeteries as Flag Charts ~ Cuba: Cuba's national flag first flew over Morro Castle in Havana in 1902. Today, it flies over graves in cemeteries all over the United States: wherever Cuban immigrants have made their homes. The U.S. flag inspired the design. The American stars and stripes were born as a revolutionary flag and that is exactly what was needed in Cuba: a flag to commemorate a revolution, a revolution against Spain that brought the Cuban people long-overdue independence. Oak Grove Cemetery.