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Screen Shot 2018-11-02 at 3.47.06 PM.png|Another design for a Michigan state flag. The four blue quadrants again represent the four Great Lakes, and are borrowed from an design by Brandon Hundt (submitted as part of a design contest for a new flag for the city of Rochester, MN.) The cogwheel represents the automobile industry. [Posted by Ken Morton]
 
Screen Shot 2018-11-02 at 3.47.06 PM.png|Another design for a Michigan state flag. The four blue quadrants again represent the four Great Lakes, and are borrowed from an design by Brandon Hundt (submitted as part of a design contest for a new flag for the city of Rochester, MN.) The cogwheel represents the automobile industry. [Posted by Ken Morton]
 
Screen Shot 2018-11-02 at 3.27.46 PM.png|Yet another design for a Michigan state flag. The blue and white represent the water and the land, respectively. The 26 stars reference Michigan's status as the twenty-sixth state admitted to the Union. The large central star represents the bifurcated state. [Posted by Ken Morton]
 
Screen Shot 2018-11-02 at 3.27.46 PM.png|Yet another design for a Michigan state flag. The blue and white represent the water and the land, respectively. The 26 stars reference Michigan's status as the twenty-sixth state admitted to the Union. The large central star represents the bifurcated state. [Posted by Ken Morton]
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winner michigan.png|Winner of the US State Flags - October 2018 competition for a new flag of Michigan State - collecting 79 votes of 215 cast for seven designs in the final.
 
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Revision as of 12:20, November 4, 2018

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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