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The design features three Latin mottos: "{{w|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).
 
The design features three Latin mottos: "{{w|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).
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Michigan 123.png|A proposal for a new flag for the State of Michigan. This design pays homage to Michigan's history as a territory of "New France" and to the French explorers who provided so many of Michigan's place names. In addition, each arm of the cross signifies one of the four Great Lakes which border the state. [Posted by Ken Morton]
 
Michigan 123.png|A proposal for a new flag for the State of Michigan. This design pays homage to Michigan's history as a territory of "New France" and to the French explorers who provided so many of Michigan's place names. In addition, each arm of the cross signifies one of the four Great Lakes which border the state. [Posted by Ken Morton]
 
Michigan - Deer.png|Proposed flag for Michigan, borrowing the off sized stars from a design by "5th Eye." [Posted by Ken Morton]
 
Michigan - Deer.png|Proposed flag for Michigan, borrowing the off sized stars from a design by "5th Eye." [Posted by Ken Morton]
Four Lakes - Unity & Stregnth.jpg|Proposed flag for Michigan. The four quarters represent the four Great Lakes that border the state. The central cross is not intended as a Christian symbol, but rather is intended to represent the strength and unity of interlocking arms or beams, serving as a metaphor for the strength and unity of the people and state of Michigan. In addition, the flag can be interpreted as referencing Michigan's history as a part of New France, as the blue field and white cross are similar to the current flag of Quebec. [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 3.47.06 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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Michigan Flag Redisign .jpg|Redesign By Omega13Wolf, Uses the Blue, Green and Brown Pallet. The Deer is our state animal and the Stars are the peninsulas.
 
Michigan Flag Redisign .jpg|Redesign By Omega13Wolf, Uses the Blue, Green and Brown Pallet. The Deer is our state animal and the Stars are the peninsulas.
 
Michigan New Flag.png|MI Flag Proposal "apollohawkridge"
 
Michigan New Flag.png|MI Flag Proposal "apollohawkridge"
MI_PNG.png|Blue cross on white inversely represents the flags used by colonial French explorers in the state. Four dark blue legs of the cross represent the four Great Lakes surrounding the state. The green sections represent the upper and lower peninsulas of the state; with the star in the upper section representing Mackinac and the Lakes Huron-Michigan connection, with the star in the lower section representing Detroit and the Lakes Huron-Erie connection. The light blue sections represent the state’s major coasts on the southeast and northwest of the lower peninsula.
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MI_PNG.png|Blue cross on white inversely represents the flags used by colonial French explorers in the state. Four dark blue legs of the cross represent the four Great Lakes surrounding the state. The green sections represent the upper and lower peninsulas of the state; with the star in the upper section representing Mackinac and the Lakes Huron-Michigan connection, with the star in the lower section representing Detroit and the Lakes Huron-Erie connection. The light blue sections represent the state’s major coasts on the southeast and northwest of the lower peninsula. Posted by Preston Knapp [https://vexillology.fandom.com/wiki/User:Preston_Knapp]
 
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Revision as of 05:16, November 10, 2019

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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