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05/19/18 - 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 Armed Forces Day Birthday today to     David Whitley ('67) of VA!  

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    Chuck Ragland ('66) of VA!  

   Happy Birthday this week to:

21 -  Faye Merritt Houk ('66) of VA!

22 - Judy Blechman Morenoff ('57) AND Wayne Boger ('64) of VA;

24 - Zoe Pappas Marcopoulds ('57) AND Betsy Wilson Ellis ('57);

25 - The late Edna Martin Clemence ('57) (deceased 04 Nov 2009);

26 -  Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of OR!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


May 19, 1568 - Queen Elizabeth I of England ordered the arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots.


May 19, 1926 - Benito Mussolini announced that democracy was deceased. Rome became a fascist state.

May 19, 1937 - Adolf Hitler asked the Vatican to rebuke Chicago Cardinal Mundelein for his criticism of the Nazis.

May 19, 1942 - In the aftermath of the Battle of the Coral Sea, Task Force 16 headed to Pearl Harbor.

May 19, 1943 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill told the U.S. Congress that his country was pledging their full support in the war against Japan.

May 19, 1943 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt set Monday, May 1, 1944 as the date for the Normandy landings ("D-Day"). It would later be delayed over a month due to bad weather.

May 19, 1944 - 59 Italian resistance fighters were massacred on a mountain pass above Genoa, Italy. On July 5, 2002, Nazi SS officer Friedrich Engel was convicted of murder for the massacre. He was sentenced to seven years but was spared jail time due to his age (93).  


Saturday, May 19, 1968 - It was Armed Forces Day then, too!

Saturday, May 19, 1968 - Actor and bass player Kyle Eastwood was born in Los Angeles, California.

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”

- Albert Einstein
(14 Mar 1879 - 18 Apr 1955)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 05/20/18:
  Thank you, Joan!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 05/19/17:

  REMEMBER! There IS a difference!

  From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 05/17/18:

  Welcome home, brothers.

   Thank you so much, Mark!


 From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 05/18/18:

  Thank you so much, Jerry!

From My Cousin, Holly, of AK - 05/18/18:

  Thank you, Holly!

“It's difficult to remember when you haven't played it before.

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

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/03/18 - "Gr-8 Tips!" (#15 in a Series of 16):

  Thank you, Shari!


USA Military Cross-Stitch Alphabet - YIKES! The pattern alone is $50.00, but it's very flexible and adaptable, and may be just what you've been trying to find...


Patriotic Holiday Recipes - Not necessarily restricted to Armed Forces Day...


From - 05/18/18:

A man walked into a barbershop, sat down in the chair, and the barber asked, "How do you want your haircut?"

The man said, " I would like the sideburns one high and one low, a few long hairs sticking out of the back, and a few chunks on the side and top."

The barber looked puzzled and said, "I'm not sure I can do that."

The customer said, "Why not? You did it that way last time."

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. RSVPs should have been made by May 01 to Lynn Walker Brothers at, 757-595-4116 or Pauline Collins Shofner at, 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

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 05/04/18

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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

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


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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!

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

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of - 05/23/16

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