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Michigan Flag Questions

What do the designs on the Michigan Flag represent?

The state coat of arms portrays a light blue shield, on which the sun rises over a lake and peninsula, and a man with a hand raised representing peace and the other hand holding a gun representing the readiness to fight for state and union as a frontier state. The elk and moose are borrowed from the Hudson’s Bay Company coat of arms and represent great animals of Michigan. The bald eagle represents the United States. The 3 arrows held by the eagle stand for preparedness of the country to defend and protect itself. The olive branch which bears 13 olives are symbols of the original 13 colonies. Finally there are three Latin mottos: From top to bottom they are: 1) On the red ribbon: “E Pluribus Unum” meaning, “Out of many, one”. 2) On the light blue shield: “Tuebor,” means “I will defend”. 3) On the white ribbon: “Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice”, means “If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you” (the official state motto).

When was the Michigan Flag adopted?

The present flag, adopted in 1911, is the third state flag. The first one featured a portrait of Michigan’s first governor, Stevens T. Mason, on one side and the state coat of arms and “a soldier and a lady” on the other side. Sadly, the first flag is completely lost, and no images exist of it as far as anyone knows. The second flag, which was adopted in 1865, displayed the state coat of arms on one side and the United States coat of arms on the other.

What is the Michigan Flag pledge?

The Michigan Flag pledge is: “I pledge allegiance to the flag of Michigan, and to the state for which it stands, two beautiful peninsulas united by a bridge of steel, where equal opportunity and justice to all is our ideal.

Where can I buy a Michigan Flag?

To buy a 100% made in the USA Michigan flag, then purchase one from Star Spangled Flags. They treat their flags to protect them from sun damage and use a very strong nylon fabric with strong stitching to keep them durable and prevent unraveling and fraying. They also have free shipping in the USA!

How are you supposed to fly your Michigan flag with your American flag?

When flying the Michigan and American flag on the same pole, the flag of the United States must always be at the top and the Michigan flag should be the same size or smaller. When It is flown on separate poles, the Michigan flag will be to the right of the flag of the United States situating the U.S. flag in the position of honor, which is to the observer’s left of the other flags.

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Michigan is famous for the Great Lakes and automobiles. It’s located in the Midwestern region of the country and bordered by the Great Lakes from west to east, namely Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, and Lake Erie. Michigan leads other states when it comes to number of lighthouses, recreational boating activities, public golf courses, number of registered snowmobiles, and licensed hunters.

The state is known for many nicknames; The Great Lake State, The Wolverine State, The Mitten State, Winter Water Wonderland, The World’s Motor Capital, and America’s High Five. Some locals believe that the nickname “The Wolverine State” was given by the Ohiaoans sometime in 1835 during a dispute now known as the Toledo War. Michigan is a fun state, especially if you’re into water activities.

But they still have crazy laws being implemented in the region, which every visitor should know:

  • 436.201 Sec. 1 It is illegal to get drunk or be drunk on a train.
  • 435.251 Sec.1 It is unlawful for any person to buy, sell, exchange, or trade car on a Sunday!
  • Act 339 0f 1919 It is prohibited to kill any animal using a high altitude decompression chamber or electrocution. [MSA 12.529(1)]

But despite their unique laws, Michiganders know how to celebrate and have fun. Michigan state is famous for these colorful festivals:

  • The Great Lakes Folk Festival – August
    This event is produced by the MTAP (Michigan Traditional Arts Program) to promote the state’s multiethnic roots. It’s a fusion of country fair, art fair and music festival all rolled into one. It highlights Michigans cultural treasures for locals and visitors to enjoy.
  • The National Cherry Festival – June to July
    This celebration started back in 1926 and now attracts over 500,000 attendees annually. It features cherry pit-spitting contests, baking the biggest cherry pie on the planet, outdoor concerts, pie-eating contests, a milk carton regatta, fireworks, the Grand Royale parade, beauty pageants like the crowning of the Cherry Queen and other family events with special activities for the kids.
  • Plymouth Ice Festival – January
    The Plymouth Ice Festival is a world-class event. More than 500,000 fans fly in to admire the magnificent works of a hundred international ice sculptors. There are various contests for various creations. Their masterpieces can be viewed for 24 hours or as long as weather allows.

Michigan Observes the Following Holidays:

  • New Year’s Day – January 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Third Monday of January
  • Lincoln’s Day – February 12
  • Washington’s Birthday – Third Monday of February
  • Memorial Day – Last Monday of May
  • Independence Day – July 4
  • Labor Day – First Monda of September
  • Columbus Day – Second Monday of October
  • Veterans Day – November 11
  • Thanksgiving Day – Fourth Thursday of November
  • Christmas Day – December 25

It’s so easy to enjoy these holidays in Michigan. And if for some reason the extreme climate of the region gets in the way of the celebration there are plenty of ways to participate in the events. One dying tradition is flying Old Glory in your home. Flying a flag in your home not only shows that you’re a proud citizen of this state but also a proud American. Start this tradition of flying a flag on every state holidays. It’s the best way to show how you appreciate your state and your country.

Want a flag with robust colors, high-flyability and durable? Reach out to us! We made our flags to be gorgeous, hard working and sturdy. Each flag is treated to withstand hot summers and long winters of Michigan. Double and quadruple rows of lock stitching makes sure that flags will last longer. Contact us today!

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