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Who designed the current U.S. flag?

True or false: The current flag was designed in 1958 by a 17-year-old high school student.

A. True

B. False

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Answer: A, True.

"Ohioan Robert G. Heft designed the fifty-star United States flag. Stanley Pratt, Heft's teacher at Lancaster High School, asked his students to design a flag for the admittance of Hawaii and Alaska as states in the United States. Heft chose to arrange the fifty white stars on a blue background in alternating horizontal rows. Five rows had six stars, and four rows had five stars. Seven alternating horizontal red and six white stripes completed the flag, representing the original thirteen colonies. The flag's three colors, red, white, and blue, represent respectively courage, purity, and justice. It took Heft 12.5 hours to sew the flag together." Learn more.

Posted by FederalDaily Staff on Sep 28, 2017 at 7:08 AM

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