The State Flag shall be blue charged with the arms of the State (the state coat of arms appears on both sides of the flag, and also on Michigan's state seal).
Animal symbols: Moose and Elk represent Michigan, the bald eagle signifies the United States.
E Pluribus Unum: From Many, One (our nation was made from many states).
Tuebor: I Will Defend (refers to the frontier position of Michigan).
Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam, Circumspice: If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.