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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]
 
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]
 
Proposal flag michigan scenery.png|Proposal "scenery" for a flag for the state of Michigan, showing the colours and some elements (land, water, air and sun) from the state shield, in an abstract manner.
 
Proposal flag michigan scenery.png|Proposal "scenery" for a flag for the state of Michigan, showing the colours and some elements (land, water, air and sun) from the state shield, in an abstract manner.
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Four Lakes - Unity & Stregnth.jpg|The four blue quadrants represent the four Great Lakes. The interlocking arms of the cross represent the unity and strength of the people of the state. The blue cross on white, also references the flag of New France, of which Michigan was once a part. [Posted by Ken Morton]
 
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Revision as of 06:09, November 18, 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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