B- for Designer of USA’s Flag?

The current 50-star flag of the United States was designed in 1958 by Robert G. Heft. He was a junior in high school and came up with the design as part of a project for his history class. He received a B- for his efforts. One year later, after President Dwight D. Eisenhower chose the... Continue Reading →


The President with 5 Stars Also Had Wings

If you are looking for a poster child for "overachiever" you might consider Dwight D. Eisenhower. This Kansas farm boy rose from modest beginnings to become one of only five¬†Americans to achieve the five-star rank of General of the Army and the only one of those to become President of the United States. (see note... Continue Reading →

The Devil is in the Details

General Dwight D. Eisenhower was unquestionably experienced when it came to military matters, but in 1952 he was a novice¬†concerning politics. In the midst of his first campaign for the presidency, one of the advance men handed him a 35-page detailed plan concerning the campaign stops for the next couple of days. Eisenhower looked at... Continue Reading →

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