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02/19/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
The Battle of Iwo Jima
Plus 66 Years

“The battle of Iwo (Jima) Island has been won. The United States Marines, by their individual and collective courage, have conquered a base which is as necessary to us in our continuing forward movement toward final victory as it
was vital to the enemy in staving off ultimate
defeat.... Among the Americans who served
on Iwo Island, uncommon valor
was a common virtue.”

- Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz,
17 March 1945

The first (10:00 AM) flag raising atop Mount Suribachi, February 23, 1945. Hank Hansen (without helmet), Boots Thomas (seated), John Bradley (behind Thomas) Phil Ward (hand visible grasping pole), Jim Michaels (with carbine) and Chuck Lindberg (behind Michaels). Photo by Lou Lowery This is the original uncropped photograph by Joe Rosenthal. There are six Flag Raisers shown. FRONT: Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, John Bradley and Harlon Block; BACK: Michael Strank (behind Sousley) and Rene Gagnon (behind Bradley). Strank, Block and Sousley would die shortly afterwards. Bradley, Hayes and Gagnon became national heroes within weeks.

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's Newsletter theme, which we try to observe each year that our computer systems are not wreaking havoc, is brought to us by
        Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN, whose father,          Syd Dearing (Hampton HS - '36) (30 Dec 1918 - 16 Feb 2002), was a participant:

http://nnhs65.com/02-19-08-NNHS-Iwo-Jima-Plus-63-Years.html

http://nnhs65.com/02-19-09-NNHS-Iwo-Jima-Plus-64-Years.html

   Thanks again, Sydney!



HOMEWORK:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Iwo_Jima

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/battle_of_iwo_jima.htm

http://www.iwojima.com/



PRAYER REQUEST:

      From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 02/18/11, 8:25 PM - "Prayer list":

Carol -

Would you please put me on your prayer list for a little while - I am suffering CHF at this time.

Thanks and Love from JohnDarlin'

   OH NO, John Darlin'! Surely you don't mean what I think you mean!

   Certainly I've added you to the list:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html

   Please get well soon!



THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

  Happy Birthday today to     Bobby Norris ('62) of VA AND      Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA AND    Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA!

  Happy Birthday tomorrow to      Bobby Callis ('64) of WV!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

22 - Ronald Bass ('57) AND Curt Lauterbach ('65) of VA AND Billy Reece ('68) of ID;

23 - Richard Prince ('57);
25 - Peggy Wellington Craft ('57)
AND the President of the Class of 1965,     Joe Wingo of NC!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html 



THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0219.htm



  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 02/18/11 - "This works, don't ask me how, but it does!!! ?????? SO GOOD LUCK!":

If nothing else it will give you a smile!

   Thanks for this PowerPoint show, Norris Sweetie! It already brought me good luck: I was able to find a posting of it!

http://www.guy-sports.com/humor/videos/video_chinese_proverb.htm - Chinese Proverbs - Free PowerPoint Presentation



  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 02/18/11 - "A new movie for courageous women...":

Absolutely wonderful!  You must take time for this one.
 
Judy

Courage Does Not Always Roar

http://www.movieofcourage.com/?cm_mmc=CheetahMail-_-All-_-02.18.11-_-CDARMovie&utm_source=CheetahMail&utm_campaign=CDARmovie

   Thank you so much, Dearest Judy! This came at a very good time for me!



From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 02/16/11 - "The 5 Keys to Finding Your Divine Purpose":

The 5 Keys to Finding Your Divine Purpose

By Dante Petrilla

Finding your divine purpose is not as difficult as you might imagine. If this is actually true, then why do so few people actually achieve this, and go through the motions of life without purpose or reason, feeling lost, unfulfilled and disconnected? The answer is simple. Most people do not like to think. It's too much like hard work, and most people will run a mile to avoid some serious thought.

I hate to break it to you, but if you want to discover your divine purpose, you will have to engage in some thought! If you're serious about this, you will need to accept the fact that your mind has the capacity to give you all the answers you're seeking.

Here are the keys to discovering your divine purpose:

• Get quiet in meditation and connect to your true essence and ask, "How may I serve?" Understand that you have a part to play in this world, a vital part. You are a hero, a person of exceptional importance. You have a mandate, a mission here on planet Earth. Part of that mission will be in service of your fellow human beings. Every day, before you get out of bed in the morning, ask yourself how you can serve others. Ask over and over -- your mind will give you the answer, even if it does not come immediately.

• Focus on what you love to do. What is that one thing in your life that you absolutely love to do more than anything? That thing that gives you inexplicable passion and zest for life? Think about it. What is that thing for you? It doesn't matter what it is -- it only matters that you love to do it more than anything, that when you do it, you feel alive like you've never felt before. Spend time thinking about this and make sure that you find that special thing in your life. Remember, your mind will give you the answers if you ask it.

• The next key some of you may find a little tougher. Find a way to serve other people with that passion you have deep within you, with that thing you love to do. How can you use your passion to help other people? Like I said, it doesn't matter what you feel passionate about -- it only matters that you do it, and that you find a way to improve the quality of other people's lives by doing it. You have to add value to other people's lives. Use your mind. Spend some time thinking about how you can do this.

• Now it's time for some more thinking! Devise a way to earn a living doing the thing you love, while serving others by doing that thing. As I mentioned in the previous paragraph, your aim is to add value to other people's lives by using your passion. Think about things you can do associated to your passion that will give people what they need or solve a problem that many people have. If you can find a way to give people what they need, you will have no problem turning your purpose into a business that will support you and your family.

• The last key is perhaps a little easier, but it still requires thought! You need to continually check in with your feelings to see if you're on the right track. As you did in the first step, get quiet and go within -- meditate. Think about what you're doing and how you feel about it. Does it make you feel great? Does it make you excited to get up in the morning, like you can't wait to greet the coming day to see what's in store? If you're not feeling this kind of passion about what you're doing, you need to re-think what's actually most important to you.
Your divine purpose is within you. You don't need to go out into the world to find what it is. You will need to do that in order to follow that purpose, but to find it, all you need to do is ask yourself what you love to do and how you can serve others with that talent. Give it a shot. Use your mind and ask yourself for the answers. Your mind will give them to you!


About the Author:

Dante Petrilla has been studying personal development material and success literature for the past decade. He has read all the books, listened to all the CDs and watched all the seminars, and has used many of the techniques he learned to transform his own life, and help improve the quality of the lives of the people he knows and loves. His mission now is to help you to turn your life around. Please feel free to visit his blog at http://www.yourhealthyeverything and his website http://www.doorwaytohappiness.com.



FINALLY:

From Will and Guy's Jokes - http://www.guy-sports.com/humor/stories/story_library.htm:

Library Jokes and Funny One-liners

* Never judge a book by its movie. JW Eagan

* From the moment I picked your book up until I put it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it. Groucho Marx

* The first book of the Bible is Guinness's. In the book of Guinness, Adam and Eve were created from an apple.

* Why didn't the thief burgle the library?
Because he was afraid the judge would give him a long sentence.

* How come the librarian slipped and fell in the library?
Because she strayed into the non-friction section

* What did one book say to the other one?
I just wanted to see if we are on the same page.

* What do you do if pet starts eating your library book?
Take the words right out of their mouth.

* I can't understand why a person will take a year to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars. Fred Allen



DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, March 3, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have fiends in that year, go visit with them.

2 . Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

3. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella (mcmiceli@verizon.net - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (bjneher@cox.net - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (hdsdds@aol.com - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

4. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971

5. Saturday, August 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Warwick Yacht Club, Newport News.  Further details will be available soon from Dee Hodges Bartram at dhbartram@cox.net - CLASS OF 1966



PRAYER ROLL :

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/18/11

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 10/21/10



  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                           Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
915-780-3048

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The United States Marine Corps Hymn

Words: L. Z. Phillips (?) (1919)
Music: Jacques Offenbach from Genevieve de Brabant (1868)
 

From the Halls of Montezuma
To the Shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom 
And to keep our honor clean; 
We are proud to claim the title 
of United States Marine. 

Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in ev'ry clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes; 
You will find us always on the job--
The United States Marines. 

Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve 
In many a strife we've fought for life 
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes; 
They will find the streets are guarded 
By United States Marines. 



"Marine Corps Hymn" midi courtesy of http://www.f11view.net/usaflag/midmusic/marine2.mid - 06/21/03

"Marine Corps Hymn" lyrics courtesy of http://www.fiftiesweb.com/usa/marine.htm - 06/21/03

Images of Flag Raisings on Iwo Jima courtesy of http://www.iwojima.com/raising/raisingb.htm - 02/19/08

See also: http://www.iwojima.com/raising/raisingc.htm

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of
http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Divider Line clip art courtesy of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - um, a long time ago........
Thanks, Joe!

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

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