The current version of Michigan's state flag was officially adopted in 1911. It displays (on a dark blue field), the 1832 state arms representation.
Those arms include an elk and moose supporting the official shield. That shield displays a man indicating friendship. He stands on a peninsula, next to a lake, with the morning sun rising. A bald eagle sits on top of the shield.
Three mottos are included: "E Pluribus Unum" (From Many, One), "Tuebor" (I Will Defend), and "Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspace" (If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you).
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Official Seal of the State of Michigan
The Great Seal of the State of Michigan depicts its coat of arms on a light blue field. On the dark blue shield the sun rises over a lake and peninsula, a man holding a long gun with a raised hand represents peace and the ability to defend his rights. The elk and moose are symbols of Michigan, while the bald eagle represents the United States.
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