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Jul. 17--Queen: On Wednesday, the nation lost a champion for highway beautification and preservation, and a hero to wildflowers everywhere.
Lady Bird Johnson died at age 94.
What you may not know -- and the Queen didn't -- is that this former first lady championed the beautification of America, and more specifically the nation's roads and highways.
A co-worker informed me of the first lady's contributions to the road, and while I suggested he write a guest commentary, he was less than thrilled with the idea of being "Queen for a Day."
But, I must give credit where credit is due. Thank you, Tom, for bringing this to my royal attention.
In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Highway Beautification Act into law. Known as "Lady Bird's Bill," the legislation …