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About the Michigan State Flag
The state flag of Michigan depicts its coat of arms on a blue field. The state arms, which also serve as the state seal, have their origin in the coat of arms of the Hudson Bay Company.
In the center of the shield, a frontiersman stands, right arm raised, at the tip of a peninsula. He supports a rifle in his left hand. His raised hand represents peace; the rifle symbolizes his ability to defend his rights. Behind the frontiersman, the rising sun casts its rays across the rippling blue waters of a lake. Atop the shield reads the Latin Tuebor, "I will defend."
Above the shield the Michigan state flag pays tribute to the symbols of the United States. Upon a blue and gold wreath stands a bald eagle with head raised, wings spread wide. The eagle holds both arrows and an olive branch, strength and peace, in his talons. Above the eagle on a red banner is the motto E Pluribus Unum, from many to one.
The shield is supported by an elk on the left and a moose on the right. The animals are emblematic both of Michigan's abundant wildlife and of the historical significance of the fur trade to the state's early history.
Below the shield the state motto is inscribed in blue on a white streamer. Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice: "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you."
Michigan State Flags
Large Michigan State Flag
Michigan State Flag Stickers
University Pennants and Flags
Michigan State Flag Posters