Pure Michigan.

Happy birthday to The Great Lakes State. We tun 182 today, joining the union on Jan. 26, 1837.

Now, we're pretty sure you could rattle off a pretty impressive list of people, places, and things that are PURE MICHIGAN.

But, do you know THE MICHIGAN PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE?

No need to tax your brain or scour the internet. Take a peek and commit it to memory right now.

Lawmakers adopted a pledge to the state flag in 1972: “I pledge allegiance to the flag of Michigan, and to the state for which it stands, 2 beautiful peninsulas united by a bridge of steel, where equal opportunity and justice to all is our ideal.” (Livingston Daily)