Today in Michigan History

April 29, 1911

Michigan adopted a new state flag.

The state flag, Michigan’s third since becoming a state in 1837, features the coat of arms showing an 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).

Thank you Michigan Start Pages for this glimpse into our past.  See more here.