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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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==Proposals for a New Flag of Michigan==
 
==Proposals for a New Flag of Michigan==
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MI stateriotismx redesign.png|Proposed "Proud Peninsulas" design by Stateriotism X.
 
Michigan Zervic.svg|MI Flag Proposal "Zervic"
 
Michigan Zervic.svg|MI Flag Proposal "Zervic"
 
MI Flag Proposal Tibbetts.jpg|MI Flag Proposal "Tibbetts"
 
MI Flag Proposal Tibbetts.jpg|MI Flag Proposal "Tibbetts"
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Alternate Michigan State Flag 5F.jpg|Alternate proposal for Michigan State Flag. The four arms of the diagonal cross represent the four Great Lakes that Michigan borders, and the two stars represent the Upper and Lower Peninsulas.
 
Alternate Michigan State Flag 5F.jpg|Alternate proposal for Michigan State Flag. The four arms of the diagonal cross represent the four Great Lakes that Michigan borders, and the two stars represent the Upper and Lower Peninsulas.
 
Michigan - Continental Flag - I Will Defend .jpeg|Michigan state flag proposed by Ken Morton. Michigan's state motto is "I will defend." For the state's flag what could be more fitting than a version of the "Continental Flag" used by the Patriots during the early American Revolution?
 
Michigan - Continental Flag - I Will Defend .jpeg|Michigan state flag proposed by Ken Morton. Michigan's state motto is "I will defend." For the state's flag what could be more fitting than a version of the "Continental Flag" used by the Patriots during the early American Revolution?
Alternate Michigan Flag (1).png|MI Flag Proposal "Laqueesha"
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Alternate Michigan Flag (1).png|MI Flag Proposal "Laqueesha". Author's note: ''"The two green bars represent how Michigan is divided into two peninsulas. Blue represents the Straits of Mackinac. The white fimbriations ostensibily represent snow since it snows a lot of Michigan, but really I just added it since it makes the different colors easier to see, so they don't blend into each other like a mish-mash."''
Alternate Michigan Flag (Laqueesha).png|MI Flag Proposal "Laqueesha"
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Alternate Michigan Flag (Laqueesha).png|MI Flag Proposal "Laqueesha". Author's note: ''"The overall design of the flag invokes what someone would see standing on the shores of the Great Lakes watching the sun set (or rise)."''
Alternate Michigan Flag by Laqueesha.png|MI Flag Proposal "Laqueesha"
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Alternate Michigan Flag by Laqueesha.png|MI Flag Proposal "Laqueesha". Author's note: ''"The overall design is derived from elements found on the Michigan state coat of arms. Green represents a peninsula, orange represents the sunset (or dawn), blue represents the Great Lakes. The white represents snow, since it snows a lot in Michigan. The two bars meeting in the middle and continuing on represents the two peninsulas coming together to form one state."''
 
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 &amp; 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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The Results.png|Results Page of the "U.S. State Flags - Current, Historical and Proposed", Facebook page..
 
The Results.png|Results Page of the "U.S. State Flags - Current, Historical and Proposed", Facebook page..
 
Michigan - Chicken.png|I'm going to get comments about this. [Posted by Ken Morton]
 
Michigan - Chicken.png|I'm going to get comments about this. [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.
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Michigan New Flag.png|MI Flag Proposal "apollohawkridge"
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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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Proposal flag michigan scenery.svg|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. By [[User:Qaz_Janssen|Qaz]] Dec 2019 ([[User:Qaz Janssen/Proposals/Subnational/US-CTR#Michigan|details]])
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Four Lakes - Unity &amp; Stregnth.jpg|The four quadrants, in blue, represent the four Great Lakes which touch upon Michigan's shores. The cross , blue on white, symbolizes Michigan's colonial past, as a constituent part of the Dominion of New France. (Reposted, again, by Ken Morton)
 
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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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