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By: Barb Pratt

Fri, 05 Feb 2010 22:20:49 +0000

LOL! Stanley Pratt is my husband's great uncle. I met him several times, but he did not tell this story on himself. We read it in a newspaper.



By: THressa Pratt

Fri, 05 Feb 2010 03:36:57 +0000

Stanley PRatt was my great uncle, I didn't know him well, but, he retired from teaching and then became a lawyer till he died at I think the age of 98.



By: Robert G. Heft

Fri, 25 Jan 2008 19:50:40 +0000

As the designer of our Nations current flag, the flag I made in 1958 has taken me to all 50 states and 57 countries, promoting the country that I love. I followed a dream and turned that history class project into a history making event. If you don't believe in yourself, why should anyone believe in you. That very flag is now being sold to help me on medical bills and to establish educational funds for my little great nephews and great nieces. My flag represents a great and grateful Nation. God bless America Robert G. Heft P. O. Box 20404 Saginaw, MI 48602-0404



By: Dino

Mon, 05 Nov 2007 02:21:50 +0000

An interesting history lesson, especially being Hawaiian. (Yes, Hawaii is one of the 50 states...!) However, it still amazes me how little Hawaiian history we learn as US citizens. It also amazes me just how much of our US History comes from totally accidental occurrences like this one.



By: Sophie Salmon

Wed, 04 Jul 2007 08:26:27 +0000

Really? The American flag was made because of a school project? I didn't know that! Cool! And to think that it just merited a B minus. I certainly think that it deserves more than just that. Robert G. Heft was sure lucky to have the Congress approve his design. It's such an honor for him, especially since he was just a high school student at that time. I wonder if his teacher changed his grade, though. After all, the design was approved approximately two years after he submitted it in class.



By: Jordan

Fri, 22 Jun 2007 20:13:52 +0000

Very cool history lesson. Who wouldve known




By: Don

Thu, 14 Jun 2007 19:40:27 +0000

Happy Flag Day!