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04/18/18 - NNHS Newsletter
Yom Ha'Atzmaut
(Israel Independence Day)
The Golani Brigade - Jewish Cavalry Downtown Haifa - 1948


Israel is the very embodiment of Jewish continuity: It is the only nation on earth that inhabits the same land, bears the same name,
 speaks the same language, and worships the same G_d that it did 3,000 years ago. You dig the soil and you find pottery from Davidic times, coins
from Bar Kokhba, and 2,000-year-old scrolls written in a script remarkably like the one that today advertises ice cream at the corner candy store.

- Charles Krauthammer - The Weekly Standard, May 11, 1998
 

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Yom Ha'atzmaut 2018 will begin in the evening of Wednesday, April 18 and ends in the evening of Thursday, April 19.

   I don't want to spoil the surprise of these videos by describing them. Trust me, you'll want to see them: 

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biQtrQpyJGo

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5GNKd5rico


HOMEWORK:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yom_Ha'atzmaut

http://isophorone.blogspot.com/2008/05/yom-haatzmaut.html

http://aish.com/holidays/Israel_Independence_Day/holiday_page.asp


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to   The late Monty Phillips ('62) (d. 15 Apr 2011) AND  Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

21 -  Betsy Turner Bateman ('70) of VA AND    My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of NC;

22 - Peggy Lovic Hooper-McLain ('57) AND    Gene Shelton ('64) of VA;

23 -  Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA AND Peggy Hartsel Sack ('57);

24 - Donald Smith ('57) of VA AND   My Grandson, Chris Huber (Cold Lake HS, Alberta / Overhills HS, NC - '19) of NC;

25 - Lolly Wynne Burke ('57) of Northern VA AND  Bobbie Smith Horwitz ('65) of TX!  

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


500 YEARS AGO TODAY:

April 18, 1518 - Bona Sforza was crowned as queen consort of Poland.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

April 18, 1942 - The Doolittle Raid on Japan: Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe and Nagoya were bombed. KEEP READING.....

April 18, 1942 - Pierre Laval became Prime Minister of Vichy France.

April 18, 1943 - Operation Vengeance, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was killed when his aircraft was shot down by U.S. fighters over Bougainville Island.

April 18, 1945 - Over 1,000 bombers attacked the small island of Heligoland, Germany.

April 18, 1949 - The aircraft carrier USS United States (CVA-58) was laid down at Newport News Drydock and Shipbuilding. However, the United States was canceled five days later, resulting in the Revolt of the Admirals. KEEP READING.....


THIS DAY IN 1968:

Wednesday, April 18, 1968 - Nuffin'. Just nuffin'.  


“You are free to choose but you are not free from the consequences of your choice.”

- Zig Ziglar
(06 Nov 1926 – 28 Nov 2012)


         From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 04/14/10 - "WW II date":

Carol:

April 18th this year will mark the (74th) anniversary of the famous Doolittle Raid on Tokyo. I leave it up to you to report on the raid itself, but offer the following since I'm pretty sure your source for such abbreviated announcements won't include some NNS connections (below) which I am sure will be of interest to your readers....

  The so-called Doolittle Raid got started on December 21, 1941 when FDR expressed a desire that Japan be bombed as soon as possible to boost American morale following the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The military quickly determined that it seemed possible that a medium army bomber (B-25) could fly off an aircraft carrier and do the job. Two were loaded onboard USS HORNET (CV-8) and secretly and successfully flown off on February 3, 1942 (at-sea recovery was not possible for that large an aircraft in 1942). Construction of the HORNET had been completed by Newport News Shipbuilding just a few months before, in October, 1941.

 

 

 
Army Air force Lt. Colonel Jimmy Doolittle was put in charge of the secret project. Sixteen B-25s were modified for the over-water mission and then flown to Alameda, California. On April 1, 1942 they were loaded onboard HORNET and tied down as far aft on the flight deck as possible. All of the HORNET's aircraft were stored below, in the hangar bay.    
 
 
  HORNET sailed westward the next day and met up with north of Hawaii with a task force that included the carrier ENTERPRISE (CV-6); built by NNS and delivered in 1938. Until the B-25s could be launched, ENTERPRISE's aircraft were the only air cover that could be provided to the task force as it approached Japan. 
 
 

Tactical circumstances dictated that the raid be launched earlier than originally planned, several hundred miles off the Japanese coast. After the raid commenced, the carriers returned unharmed to Pearl Harbor to prepare for their next assignments. Their sister ship, the USS YORKTOWN (CV-5), was also there, having battle damage repaired following the Battle of the Coral Sea. YORKTOWN was the lead ship in that class that totaled three carriers - all of which were built at NNS.
 
   
 
 

YORKTOWN and HORNET were lost during later actions during World War II. ENTERPRISE survived the war, but was latter scrapped. Three other carriers, all built at NNS, carried on their names, and their aircraft carrier traditions. The second carriers to be named YORKTOWN, and the second HORNET are museum ships. The second ENTERPRISE, the first of a fleet of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers built (and building) at NNS has now been in commission for almost 49 years. 

The Doolittle Raid, as history analyses it, did little material damage, but did have some other benefits. But the news of the raid caused American morale to soar, and severely shocked the Japanese, which caused them to pull back some of their far-flung forces to defend their homeland.

When the raid was first announced, a reporter had asked the President where the attack started. FDR responded "Shangri-La", which was the name of a mysterious place of supposedly perpetual youth in the Himalalas identified in the then-popular book and movie: Lost Horizon.

Doolittle was later promoted and presented the Medal of Honor by FDR. In 1944, the Navy named one of its carriers USS SHANGRI-LA, in honor of the raid. That carrier was not built by NNS, but it was built to the NNS-created and super-successful ESSEX-Class design just across Hampton Roads at the Norfolk Navy Yard. Appropriately enough, SHANGRI-LA was christened by Mrs. Jimmy Doolittle.

 

On April 21, 1992, as part of the nation's 50th anniversary remembrance of World War II accomplishments, two restored B-25s thundered down the flight deck of the USS RANGER (CV-61) and took flight. You guessed it: RANGER was yet another of the many carriers built by the craftsmen of Newport News Shipbuilding.

Now you know many (but perhaps not all) of the Newport News connections to the story of this historic event.

Bill Lee

   
 
 

   WOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thank you so very much - again - for this fascinating account, Bill!


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 04/18/18:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


SAD NEWS:

1. Maj. Gen. Michael D. Healy aka "Iron Mike" (13 June 1926 - 14 Apr 2018)

2. R. Lee Ermey (24 Mar 1944 - 15 Apr 2018)

3. Harry Anderson (14 Oct 1952 - 16 Apr 2018)

4. Barbara Piece Bush (08 June 1925 - 17 Apr 2018)


 
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 04/14/18:
 
 

  Thanks, Domi! I laughed at this waaay too long! Okay, I'm still laughing!

 
 


“There was confusion since I stood here 35 years ago.”

- Eugene Ormandy, conductor
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar
1985)


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/12/18 - "Truth" (#6 in a Series of 7)":

   
“He who can give thanks for little will always find he has enough.”

- Anonymous


 
Hoping you have a happy Spring week! 

   Thank you, Shari!

 
 


BONUS BABY CROCHET PATTERN (Sorry; not theme-related):

Michele Wilcox's Butterfly Baby Blanket & Cocoon - "That baby that makes your heart flutter will look picture perfect in this cocoon with butterfly-winged blanket. Crochet it in beautiful shades of Anne Geddes Baby for a memorable baby gift."


BONUS BABY KNIT PATTERNS:

Baby Onesie and Romper Knitting Patterns - "To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern..."


BONUS RECIPE (Sorry; not theme related):

Caprese Lasagna Roll Ups - "Italian flavors abound in this Caprese Lasagna Roll Ups recipe. Made with Roma tomatoes and a delicious, homemade pasta sauce, this recipe for lasagna is a crowd-pleaser. The creamy cheese is what makes this dish truly irresistible. The fresh basil gives the dish a great taste and also makes a nice garnish. Made in individual roles, this vegetarian lasagna dish is easy to serve and even easier to eat!"


FINALLY:

 From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 04/17/18:

Old mathematicians never die...

They just lose some of their functions.


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, May 09, 2018 -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, June 09, 2018, 6:00 to 9:00 PM - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its Belated 70th Birthday Celebration at The Cove Restaurant in City Center (across the fountain from the Marriott Hotel), Newport News. No admission cost; run your own food and beverage tab. RSVP by May 01 to Lynn Walker Brothers at brothersbc@msn.com, 757-595-4116 or Pauline Collins Shofner at pcshofner@verizon.net, 757-595-1965.

4. Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, 2018 - The NNHS Class of 1968 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Mulberry Inn on Warwick Boulevard next to Fort Eustis. Contact lindameredith@verizon.net.  


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/21/18

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11


  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
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; or

3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks! 


HaTikva (The Hope)

The National Anthem of Israel

Written by Naftali Herz Imber (1856-1909)
Melody arranged by Samuel Cohen, an immigrant to Israel from Moldavia, from a musical theme
in Smetana's "Moldau", which is partly based on a Scandinavian folk song

 
Transliteration התקוה
Kol od balevav p'nimah כל עוד בלבב פנימה
Nefesh Yehudi homiyah נפש יהודי הומיה
Ulfa'atey mizrach kadimah ולפאתי מזרח קדימה
Ayin l'tzion tzofiyah עין לציון צופיה
Od lo avdah tikvatenu עוד לא אבדה תקותנו
Hatikvah bat shnot alpayim התקוה בת שנות אלפים
L'hiyot am chofshi b'artzenu להיות עם חופשי בארצנו
Eretz Tzion v'Yerushalayim ארץ ציון וירושלים
  As long as deep in the heart,

The soul of a Jew yearns,

And forward to the East

To Zion, an eye looks

Our hope will not be lost,

The hope of two thousand years,

To be a free nation in our land,

The land of Zion and Jerusalem.
 


""HaTikva" (The National Anthem of Israel) midi, lyrics, and available history courtesy of http://www.science.co.il/Israel-Anthem.asp - 04/29/06

Vintage Israeli Images courtesy of http://info.jpost.com/2000/Supplements/Haatzmaut/photos/general/8.html - 04/28/06

Gold Star of David clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of http://www.wisegorilla.com/images/jewish/ - 12/26/05

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

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

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Cold Lake High School (Alberta) logo courtesy of http://coldlakehighschool.ca/ - 09/11/17

Overhills High School (NC) logo courtesy of https://www.harnett.k12.nc.us/ohhs - 09/11/17

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket - 05/23/16

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