05/15/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Armed Forces Day
“People sleep peaceably in their beds at
night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”
- George Orwell
(25 June 1903 – 21 Jan 1950)
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This observance is celebrated each year on the third Saturday in May, though May being what it is for me, I've only managed to observe it here twice before:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znEePD1nJxo
- Stars And Stripes Forever
Happy Birthday this week to:
19 - David Whitley ('67) of VA;
Chuck Ragland ('66) of VA ;
21 - Faye Merritt Houk ('66) of VA;
22 - Judy Blechman Morenoff ('57)!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
YESTERDAY IN WWII:
|May 14, 1940 -
Rotterdam was bombed by the
May 14, 1940 - The Netherlands surrendered to Germany.
TODAY IN WWII:
|May 15, 1940 -
USS Sailfish (SS-192) was recommissioned; it was originally the
May 15, 1940 - After fierce fighting, the
poorly trained and equipped
Dutch troops surrenderred to
Germany, marking the beginning of five years of occupation.
May 15, 1942 - In the United States, a bill creating the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) was signed into law.
YESTERDAY IN 1965:
Friday, May 14, 1965 - Writer and comedian
was born in
TODAY IN 1965:
|Saturday, May 15, 1965 - Film score composer André Abujamra was born in São Paulo, Brazil.|
From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 05/14/10:
|The 1964 class of
Hampton High School is having a mini reunion this weekend, for what that
YIKES!!! Had you told me sooner, F.A., I could have hawked it a bit! Oh well, y'all have fun!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/14/10 - "RE: Glenn Dye ('60) of TX and the Stadium Bricks (05/11/10 - The Lonely Bull)":
I have been stalled at preparing bricks for mailing. My Bad!!
I have you down for one brick with nameplate.
Carol, I have you listed for one brick with nameplate.
I will get busy this weekend and get them in the mail on Monday.
Thanks for the tickle.
Oh, GOODY! Thanks so much, David!
From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 05/09/10 - " Captain Ed Freeman":
You're an 18 or 19 year old kid. You're critically wounded, and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley, 11-14-1965.
LZ Xray, Vietnam. Your Infantry
Unit is outnumbered 8 - 1, and the enemy fire is so intense, from 100 or 200
yards away, that your own Infantry Commander has ordered the Medi-Vac
helicopters to stop coming in.
May God Bless and Rest His Soul.
Thanks so much, Jay Sweetie!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 05/12/10 - "Remember the guy who wouldn't take down the flag":
|Remember the guy who
wouldn't take down the flag.
Head east from Carthage on Mississippi 16 toward Philadelphia. After a few miles a sign says you’re in Edinburg. It’s a good thing the sign’s there, because there’s no other way to tell.
On June 15,
1919, Van T. Barfoot was born in Edinburg -- probably didn’t make much
news back then.
If that wasn’t enough for a day’s work, he later took on and destroyed three German tanks sent to retake the machine gun positions.
That probably didn’t make much news either, given the scope of the war, but it did earn Van T. Barfoot, who retired as a colonel after also serving in Korea and Vietnam, a Congressional Medal of Honor.
What did make news (recently) was a neighborhood association’s quibble with how the 90-year-old veteran chose to fly the American flag outside his suburban Virginia home. Seems the rules said a flag could be flown on a house-mounted bracket, but, for decorum, items such as Barfoot’s 21-foot flagpole were unsuitable.
He had been denied a permit for the pole, erected it anyway and was facing court action if he didn’t take it down. Since the story made national TV, the neighborhood association has rethought its position and agreed to indulge this old hero who dwells among them.
“In the time I have left I plan to continue to fly the American flag without interference,” Barfoot told The Associated Press.
As well he should.
And if any of his neighbors still takes a notion to contest him, they might want to read his Medal of Honor citation. It indicates he’s not real good at backing down.
Van T. Barfoot’s Medal of Honor citation:
Medal of Honor citation, listed with the National Medal of Honor
Society, is for Second Lieutenant Van T. Barfoot, 157th Infantry, 45th
ONLY BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE! IN GOD WE TRUST!
|Thank you so much, Bill!|
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 05/13/10 - "Final Inspection":
SEMPER FI - THE FINAL INSPECTION
stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass..
'Step forward now, Gyrene,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?'
The Gyrene squared his shoulders and said,
'No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear..
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears
If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand.
There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the Gyrene waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
'Step forward now, you Leatherneck,
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell.'
It's the Military, not the reporter
Who has given us the freedom of the press.
It's the Military, not the poet,
Who has given us the freedom of speech.
It's the Military, not the politicians
That ensures our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness..
It's the Military who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag.
If you care to offer the smallest token of recognition and appreciation for the Military,
Please pass this on and pray for our men and women
Who have served and are currently serving our country
And pray for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for freedom....
THESE COLORS DON'T RUN
"We the people are the rightful masters of both the Congress and the Courts -
not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution."
WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE, ONLY BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!
God Bless Our Military
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 05/14/10 - "1907 PHOTO":
I think this is one email that
needs to be forwarded until every American with a computer receives it.
The year is 1907, one hundred and three years ago......
READ PRINT UNDER PICTURE !
Thanks so much, Joyce!
Bully, just bully!
Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.
'"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person 's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.'"
- Theodore Roosevelt, 1907
|Every American citizen needs to read this!|
By the way, I DID run this through snopes.com a couple of years ago when we first received this, and found:
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 05/13/10 - "A beautiful message about growing old":
A BEAUTIFUL MESSAGE ABOUT
I forgot what it was....
|My sentiments exactly! Thanks again, Dools!|
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:
Contact Dr. Chambers at email@example.com.
FromArcaMax Jokes - 05/13/10:
There's a new virus. The code name is "WORK." If you receive WORK from your colleagues, your boss, via e-mail, or from anyone else -- do not touch WORK under any circumstances. This virus wipes out your private life completely.
If you should happen to come in contact with this virus, take two friends and go straight to the nearest bar. Order drinks -- and after three rounds, you will find that WORK has been completely deleted from your brain.
Forward this virus warning immediately to at least five friends.
Should you realize you do not have five friends, this means you are already infected by this virus and WORK already controls your whole life.
If this is the case, go to the bar and stay until you make at least five friends. Then retry.
I think I have five friends, but am not entirely positive -- so I'm headed for the bar anyway. Never hurts to be safe.
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
|1. Saturday, June 12,
2010 - George Wythe
Schools Closing Celebration.
Contact Glory Gill (Wythe school nurse) at 727-2965 /
with any questions or to contribute old memories -
OPEN TO PUBLIC
2. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the reunion website at NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com - CLASS OF 1970
3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at email@example.com - CLASS OF 1960
4. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview, Yorktown, VA from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org - CLASS OF 1963
5. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion. For details, contact Dave Arnold at email@example.com - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965
6. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will have a LUNCHEON. Mickey Marcella firstname.lastname@example.org (757) 249-3800, Betty Hamby Neher, email@example.com (757) 898-5099 and Dr. Harry Simpson firstname.lastname@example.org (804) 694-0346 will be the team leaders. - CLASS OF 1954
7. July 2011- The Class of 1971 is planning a 40-Year Reunion. A planning committee has been formed and held their first meeting recently. In an effort to connect with as many class members as possible, they are asking anyone interested in the Class of '71 reunion to contact Richard Rawls. Please provide your name, address, phone number(s) and email address so that they can be in touch with you when final arrangements are made. It has been 20 years since their last class reunion and they are looking forward to seeing everyone again. Send your contact information to: Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971
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Stars And Stripes Forever
- John Philip Sousa
(6 Nov 1854 - 6 Mar 1932)
"Stars and Stripes Forever" midi (Sequenced By Rhino) courtesy of http://www.discoverynet.com/~ajsnead/patriotic/usasongs.html - 05/20/06
Image of Armed Forces Day 2009 Poster courtesy ofhttp://www.defenselink.mil/afd/ - 05/16/09
First Four Military Seals clip art courtesy of http://www.cyberteddy.freeservers.com/milgraphics.htm - 03/24/03
Coast Guard Military
art courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/20/06
Animated Military Seals clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/26/09
Gold Bar clip art used to form
Divider Line courtesy of
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Navy Seal clip
art courtesy of
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Replaced courtesy o
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Animated Cheering Smiley
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
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