The Michigan state flag was adopted in 1911. On the flag there is a blue shield that says "TUEBOR," which means "I will defend." The shield has a picture of a man holding up a gun. Above the shield is a Bald Eagle holding an olive branch with three arrows on it. Above the Eagle is a red ribbon that says "E PLURIBUS UNUM," which represents The United States motto: "out of many, one." On one side of the shield is a Moose and on the other side is an Elk, which means "I will defend." At the bottom are two white ribbons that say "SI QUAERIS PENINSULAM AMOENAM," and "CIRCUM SPICE," which means, "If you are seeking a pleasant peninsula, look around you."
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