Michigan Flag
    Michigan Flag
    State flag of Michigan
    Adopted June 26, 1911
    Proportion 2:3
    Usage Civil and state flag
    Pictures Flag history

    Michigan flag


    Michigan flag

    Michigan state flag
    The state flag of Michigan is a field of blue with the state coat of arms at its center. At the top of the coat of arms is a bald eagle holding an olive branch and arrows. An elk and a moose support a shield displaying a man standing on a grassy peninsula. The following mottos appear on the coat of arms: E Pluribus Unum (From Many, One), Tuebor (I Will Defend) and Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice (If You Seek a Pleasant Peninsula, Look About You).

    Michigan flag colors - meaning

    bald eagle: represents strength of the union (bald eagle is the national bird of USA)
    elk and moose: represents Michigan's forests and fauna
    lake and peninsula: represents Great Lakes and Michigan state
    a man holding a long gun with a raised hand : represents Michigan's desire for peace and the ability to defend state and the nation since Michigan is a frontier state

    History of Michigan flag

    Michigan flag history
    The present flag — Michigan’s third since becoming a state in 1837 — was adopted in 1911. The state’s first flag featured a portrait of Michigan’s first governor, Stevens T. Mason (affectionately called “Boy Governor” as he got elected at age 23), on one side. On the other side was the state coat of arms and “a soldier and a lady.” In 1865, the state flag changed to display the state coat of arms on one side and the United States coat of arms on the other side.

    Michigan flag picture

    Michigan flag Picture

    Michigan flag image

    Michigan flag image

    Michigan flag photo

    Michigan flag image