State of Michigan Flags
These beautiful Michigan State flags showcase the state's Coat of Arms on top of a dark blue field. The Michigan Coat of Arms is comprised of an Elk and a Moose around a symbol which shows a man standing on a peninsula with one hand raised and a rifle in the other. A bald Eagle is over top all of this, with three Latin phrases to complete it.
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Michigan Flag Meaning, Symbols, Seals, Colors and Coat of Arms
The meaning of the Michigan flag can be derived from the Michigan Coat of Arms and the symbols within it. In this, we see a sun rising over the peninsula and lake, representing the state itself. We also see a man with one hand raised in a friendly manner, welcoming and standing for peace, with his other holding a rifle depicting in it, the right to and for the fight itself for both the state and the nation with it as a frontier state. Alongside this image we see an elk and moose on both sides, derived from the Hudson's Bay Coat of Arms and showcasing great animals of Michigan. Overtop of all this, we see a bald eagle which stands as a symbol for the United States of America.
On the Michigan Coat of Arms, we also see three Latin phrases. The first that you may recognize from much American currency is, "E Pluribus Unum," meaning, "Out of many, one." This has been a popular motto for the United States for quite some time. The next phrase we have is, "Tuebor," on the shield which means, "I will defend." And lastly, we have, "Si Quæris Peninsulam Amœnam, Circumspice," that translates to, "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you,"
The official seal of Michigan is based off of the Michigan Coat of Arms and were actually both adopted simultaneously. In this regard it is very similar and nearly identical to the Coat of Arms, with only real major difference being the seal circumvents the Coat of Arms.
Just for Fun- Michigan Facts
This current state flag design is actually the third one Michigan has seen. The first one saw the portrait of Michigan's first governor, Stevens T. Mason.
What 3 animals are on the Michigan State flag?
The 3 animals on the Michigan State Flag are an elk, moose and a bald eagle.
Michigan has been known to have a few nicknames in its time. Some of the most popular are, "The Great Lake(s) State," "The Wolverine State," and "The Mitten State." While the Wolverine isn't the most prominent creature in the Michigan woods, it's thought of as more of a metaphor to represent the state itself and subject to plenty of other theories. The wolverine is a stout ferocious little critter with enough temper and ferocity to scare off a bear.
What is the state flower of Michigan?
The state flower of Michigan is the Apple Blossom. With Michigan being known for its production of apples in the country and in the world, it was decided that this was an obvious choice. This along with the natural beauty that the apple blossom brings, representing springtime charm and splendor,
What is the state bird of Michigan?
The state bird of Michigan is the Robin. A small, very popular bird in not only North America, but also a native and celebrity in Europe as well. The robin is the state bird for Connecticut and Wisconsin, as well as the national bird for Great Britain.
What is the state motto of Michigan?
The state motto for Michigan is actually on the State flag and or the Michigan Coat of Arms which is, "Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam, circumspice," meaning "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you."