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Michigan_Flag_Zeek1.png|Michigan Flag by "ZeekLTK - I liked the proposals by Usacelt where he uses the triangles, which have 3 sides just like a peninsula is surrounded by water on 3 sides, but I thought there should be 4 stars for the Great Lakes rather than 2 stars for the two peninsulas (which are already represented by the green triangles)
 
Michigan_Flag_Zeek1.png|Michigan Flag by "ZeekLTK - I liked the proposals by Usacelt where he uses the triangles, which have 3 sides just like a peninsula is surrounded by water on 3 sides, but I thought there should be 4 stars for the Great Lakes rather than 2 stars for the two peninsulas (which are already represented by the green triangles)
 
Michigan_Flag_Zeek2.png|Michigan Flag 2 by "ZeekLTK" - similar to the other one except 5 stars, for all 5 Great Lakes (even though one doesn't border MI) and one of the stars is a 6 point star for a total of 26 points, since Michigan was the 26th state to join the union
 
Michigan_Flag_Zeek2.png|Michigan Flag 2 by "ZeekLTK" - similar to the other one except 5 stars, for all 5 Great Lakes (even though one doesn't border MI) and one of the stars is a 6 point star for a total of 26 points, since Michigan was the 26th state to join the union
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Michigan_Flag_Zeek3.png|Michigan Flag 3 by "ZeekLTK" - based on the seal, green peninsula sticking out into the blue water and yellow sky
 
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Revision as of 18:32, January 25, 2017

The flag of the State of Michigan depicts the state's coat-of-arms on a dark blue field, as set forth by Michigan state law. The Governor has a variant of the flag with a white instead of a blue field.

The state coat of arms depicts a light blue shield, upon which the sun rises over a lake and peninsula, and a man with raised hand representing peace and holding a long gun representing our fight for state and nation as a frontier state.

As supporters, the elk and moose are derived from the Hudson's Bay Company coat of arms, and depict great animals of Michigan. The bald eagle represents the United States which formed the State of Michigan from the Northwest Territory.

The design features three Latin mottos: "E Pluribus Unum" ("Out of many, one", a motto of the United States), "Tuebor" ("I will defend"), and "Si Quæris Peninsulam Amœnam Circumspice" ("If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you", the official state motto).


Proposals for a New Flag of Michigan

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