The Michigan state flag has the state’s coat of arms on a dark blue field. The Michigan coat of arms is a light blue shield depicting the sun rise over a lake and peninsula. A man with one raised hand represents peace while holding a gun in the other hand represents the fight for state and nation as a frontier state. An elk and moose supporting the coat of arms depict the animals of Michigan. A bald eagle perched over the coat of arms represents the United States, which created the state of Michigan from the Northwest Territories.
The Michigan state flag has 3 motto's: