Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Michigan's 21st Infantry

TUEBOR. Michigan's flag and coat of arms use this Latin word which roughly translates to "I will defend." At the time Michigan became a state in 1837, it was part of the United States' western frontier, and "I will defend" referred to Michigan's role in protecting the country and its citizens from northern and western threats. Now, Tuebor means something entirely different to me as a Michigander living on the East Coast.