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05/16/15 - 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. Remember those wonderful, inspiring Armed Forces Day Parades back in the early sixties?? Sigh.

BONUS - - Stars And Stripes Forever - "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, March, 3, 2009, in the John Philip Sousa Band Hall at Marine Barracks Annex in Washington, D.C.



   Happy Birthday to    Jimmy Todd ('63) of the USA

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to       Don Coffey ('54) of VA AND the late    Susan Whitt Vest ('66) (deceased 06/16/10)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

19 -         David Whitley ('67) of VA;

20 -    Chuck Ragland ('66) of VA;

21 -   Faye Merritt Houk ('66) of VA;

22 - Judy Blechman Morenoff ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All


May 16, 1943 - Britain began Operation Chastise. The plan was to bomb key dams in order to flood the Ruhr region of Germany. 1,268 people were killed including 700 Russian slave laborers.

May 16, 1943 - Germany began Operation Gypsy Baron. The offensive was against partisan resistance fighters who controlled areas of swampland, forest and mountain ranges and were still fighting German invaders on the Russian front.

May 16, 1943 -
Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ended. The Jewish revolt had begun on April 19.


Sunday, May 16, 1965 - Bass player and songwriter (Nirvana, Flipper, Sweet 75, The No WTO Combo, and Eyes Adrift) Krist Novoselic was born Krist Anthony Novoselic in Compton, California.

Sunday, May 16, 1965 - Computer scientist, engineer, and academic Tanel Tammet was born in Tallinn, Estonia, Soviet Union.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 05/14/15:

“...There is no expiation in retaliation; vengeance not only prolongs conflict, but also deepens and widens it. Thus, forgetfulness and forgiveness, by being intertwined, make strong the chords of brotherhood.

- Neal A. Maxwell
06 July 1926 - 21 July 2004)

   Thanks so much, Susan!

From Johnny Holland ('61) of VA - phone call of 05/15/15:


...I was checking out the Grocery Stores on Our Old Stomping Grounds, and I didn't see Holland's Grocery listed. It was located at 25th and Madison, and owned by Charlie Holland...

   Thanks so much, Johnny! Let's try to correct that oversight right now!

      - brand new page!

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 05/15/15 - "Spring is here!!! Watch 2 minutes - so relaxing":


   OOOH! How lovely! Thank you, Billy!

“Long note? Yes. Make it seem short.

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

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 05/15/15 - "Phenomenal Photos (#1 in a series of 16)":

  How in the world do they get these photos? The patience must be incredible.....

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Billy!


BONUS ARMED FORCES DAY CROSS STITCH PATTERN: - USA Military Cross-Stitch Alphabet - YIKES! The pattern is $50.00, but it's very flexible and adaptable, and may be just what you've been trying to find...

BONUS HOLIDAY RECIPES: - Old Fashioned Recipes - Not necessarily restricted to Armed Forces Day...


From - 05/15/15:

A little girl was in church with her mother when she started feeling ill. "Mommy," she said, "Can we leave now?"

"No," her mother replied.

"Well, I think I have to throw up!"

"Then go out the front door and around to the back of the church and throw up behind a bush."

After about 60 seconds the little girl returned to her seat.

"Did you throw up?" Mom asked.


"How could you have gone all the way to the back of the church and returned so quickly?"

"I didn't have to go out of the church, Mommy. They have a box next to the front door that says, 'For the Sick.' "

1. Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests. CONTACT: Lynn Walker Brothers @ or Pauline Collins Shofner @ 

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 05/11/15

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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Stars And Stripes Forever

Composed by John Philip Sousa (06 Nov 1854 - 06 Mar 1932), 1896

"Stars and Stripes Forever" midi (Sequenced By Rhino) courtesy of - 05/20/06

Armed Forces Day Image courtesy of - 05/18/15 (sic)

First Four Military Seals clip art courtesy of - 03/24/03

Coast Guard Military Seal clip art courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/20/06
Thanks, Dave!

Animated Military Seals clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/26/09
Thanks, Al!

Gold Bar clip art used to form Divider Line courtesy of - 12/11/03

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

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 - 07/07/06

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!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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