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Michigan State Seal

Michigan's great seal - click to see all state seals
Great seal of Michigan. All State Seals - National Seal.

The great seal of Michigan also appears on both sides of the state flag. The moose and elk represent Michigan, the bald eagle is a symbol for the United States.

Meaning of Latin Phrases on State Seal

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.
(also Michigan's state motto).

Source:
Coat of Arms: Michigan Department of State
Michigan FAQ: Michigan.gov
Getting to Know Michigan: Michigan.gov
Links:
Coat of Arms: Michigan Department of State
All State Seals - National Seal

    

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