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Thousands of Graves at Arlington Cemetery May Forgo Wreaths Due to Lack of Funding
OR are you going to make crude remarks and gestures about Dead AMERICAN WARRIORS!!!
Eisenhower was president, and he comes on the phone and he says “is this Robert G. Heft?” And I said, “Yes, sir, but you can just call me Bob.”
Robert G. Heft
Robert G. “Bob” Heft (January 19, 1941 – December 12, 2009), born inSaginaw, Michigan, was the designer of the current American50-star flag as well as a designer of a submitted 51-star flag proposal. He spent his childhood in Lancaster, Ohio, where he created the American flag as a school project.
Heft designed the current U.S. flag in 1958 while living with his grandparents. He was 17 years old at the time and did the flag design as a high school class project. He un-stitched the blue field from a family 48-star flag, sewed in a new field, and used iron-on white fabric to add 100 hand-cut stars, 50 on each side of the blue canton.
Heft originally received a B- for the project. After discussing the grade with his high school teacher, Stanley Pratt, it was agreed that if the flag was accepted by the United States Congress, the grade would be reconsidered. Heft’s flag design was chosen and adopted by presidential proclamation after Alaska and before Hawaii were admitted into the union in 1959. According to Heft, his teacher honored their agreement and changed his grade to an A for the project.
Heft has also stated he had copyrighted designs for American flags with 51 to 60 stars.
When Alaska and Hawaii were being considered for statehood, more than 1,500 designs were spontaneously submitted to President Dwight D. Eisenhower by Americans. Although some of them were 49-star versions, the vast majority were 50-star proposals. At least three, and probably more, of these designs were identical to Heft’s adopted design of the 50-star flag. Archived in the Eisenhower Presidential Center in Abilene, Kansas, only a small fraction of the proposed designs have ever been published.
AND an interesting twist to the Bob Heft story.
< this guy, Ike “Shorty” Jakson, who hails from South Africa, met Bob Heft on one of his journey’s to the U.S.A.
You may find “Shorty” Jakson here:
Uhh, Ike, you did comment that you were “short”, correct?
One last note concerning Mr. Robert (you may call me Bob, sir) Heft.
Everytime OUR flag is flown, YOU GOOD SIR proudly fly with it, fellow American! May you continue to Rest In Peace..
Presidents’ Day is the perfect day to consider what we expect of a president.
Are we satisfied with a president who receives the dubious distinction of “Lie of the Year?” Are we content with a president who has had, on numerous occasions, his name and picture appear beside Pinocchio caricatures in the Washington Post due to his constant “mis-speaking” — er, lying? (And message to liberal detractors: this was supposed to be a new era, with the most transparent president and administration, so let’s talk about today, and not beat the worn out ol’ scapegoat of presidents past.)
Remember, when President Obama said “Osama bin Laden is dead and Al Qaeda is decimated and on the run?” If it weren’t for the fawning liberal progressive media, that statement could have been the “Lie of the Year” for 2012.
After enduring months of scandals, lies, and ineptitude, there can be no doubt America is at a crossroads. We must all decide whether the rule of law is still applicable in this Republic or shall we drift into becoming a progressive socialist dictatorship.
I know where I stand. The question is, will our elected officials have the courage to stand as well?
Watching the apparently mindless lemmings show up and cheer on an individual who has lied and deceived an entire nation on its most personal decision, healthcare, is just unconscionable. They are allowing their own freedom and liberty to slip through their fingers.
To still hear the countless droning of those who will make every excuse for what is blatantly a collapse of integrity and competence is simply astonishing.
President Obama lied to Americans about keeping their healthcare coverage while implementing mandates that made those plans non-compliant. The President then lectured the American people that these plans were not up to his standard, referring to them as junk.
The level of discord rose, even among his party, and therefore the president decides to implement “enforcement discretion” and just says, “never mind” — completely politically-driven.
But when a legislative resolution is passed to give coverage back to Americans, the arrogant imperial ruler issues his veto threat. In essence, there will be no dissent to his will, so what kind of America do we live in?
And it seems that when pressured, the same ol’ race baiting surfaces — consider Oprah Winfrey’s comments to the BBC, “There’s a level of disrespect for the office that occurs. And that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he’s African American. There’s no question about that and it’s the kind of thing nobody ever says but everybody’s thinking it.”
As I’ve said before, I will not sacrifice my country for some faux historic moment. This is not about the color of his skin, it’s about the empty content of his character. President Barack Obama constantly shows himself to be a disgrace to America and a clear and present danger to our Republic.