Birth: Jan. 19, 1942 Saginaw Saginaw County Michigan, USA Death: Dec. 12, 2009 Saginaw Saginaw County Michigan, USA Folk Figure. He is credited with designing the current 50-star American flag, which was chosen by Congress as the official national flag of the United States on July 4, 1960. Heft's design was part of a high school class project, beginning in 1958, to replace the 48-star flag in anticipation of statehood for the territories of Alaska and Hawaii.
There is a something in the pleasures of the country that reaches much beyond the gratification of the eye—a something that invigorates the mind, that erects its hopes, that allays its perturbations, that mellows its affections; and it will generally be found that our happiest schemes, and wisest resolutions, are formed under the mild influence of a country scene, and the soft obscurities of rural retirement. ~ Roberts
In those vernal seasons of the year, when the air is calm and pleasant, it were an injury and sullenness against nature not to go out and see her riches, and partake in her rejoicing with heaven and earth. ~Milton
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