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05/21/16 - 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 today to   Faye Merritt Houk ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Judy Blechman Morenoff ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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 CA;

27 - Mary Johnson Weaver ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


May 21, 1939 -The Canadian National War Memorial was unveiled by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Ottawa.

May 21, 1940 - A Nazi "special unit" began murdering more than 1,500 hospital patients in East Prussia. The operation of killing the "unfit" mentally ill patients took 18 days.

May 21, 1941 - The first U.S. ship, the SS Robin Moor, was sunk by a U-boat.

May 21, 1942 - 4,300 Jews were deported from Chelm, Poland, to the Nazi extermination camp at Sobibor.
May 21, 1942 - The German company IG Farben set up a factory just outside of Auschwitz, in order to take advantage of Jewish slave laborers.


Saturday, May 21, 1966 - The Ulster Volunteer Force declared war on the Irish Republican Army in Northern Ireland.

Saturday, May 21, 1966 - Actress and playwright Lisa Edelstein was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

Saturday, May 21, 1966 - Hurdler Tatyana Ledovskaya was born Tatyana Mikhailovna Ledovskaya (Тацяна Міхайлаўна Ледаўская) in Shchyokino, Tula Oblast, Russia.

From My Friend, Christine, of NC - 04/20/15:

“How we live our religion is far more important than what we may say about our religion.

- Robert D. Hales
(b. 24 Aug 1932)

    Thanks so much, Christine!

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 05/17/16 - "Navy Corpsman Saves Marines!":

From my Marine buddy...


Your Marines have the highest respect for the Navy's Hospital Corpsmen who serve with them in combat. Particularly when serving with infantry units, these non-combatants are constantly subjected to the same dangers as your Marines. When Marines are wounded, they willingly risk their own lives, as they respond without hesitation to the needs of their brothers on the battlefield. Though they wear a Navy insignia on their uniforms and are officially members of the U.S. Navy, they are considered to be Marines by the men they serve because their presence on the scene, and their quick action when their skills are needed can mean the difference between life and death to a wounded Marine. I don't know how many Corpsmen have been given awards for their unselfish actions over the years, but I suspect that most of these "angels under fire" never receive the proper public recognition for their quiet heroics.

One of those who was recognized was a fellow who was born on Staten Island, New York and was raised in New Jersey. He joined the Navy, became a hospital corpsman and was assigned to the Marine Corps during the Korean War. At the time of his valiant actions in support of Marines, on September 5, 1952, he was with Company E, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine (infantry) Regiment of the 1st Marine Division. Excerpts from his award citation read as follows:

"...When his company was subjected to heavy artillery and mortar barrages, followed by a determined assault during the hours of darkness, by an enemy force estimated at battalion strength, (Ed) resolutely moved from position to position in the face of intense hostile fire, treating the wounded and lending words of encouragement. Leaving the protection of his sheltered position to treat the wounded when the platoon area in which he was working was attacked from both the front and rear, he moved forward to an exposed ridge line, where he observed two Marines in a large crater. As he approached the two men to determine their condition, an enemy soldier threw two grenades into the crater while two other enemy charged the position. Picking up a grenade in each hand, (Ed) leapt out of the crater and hurled himself against the two on-rushing hostile soldiers, pushing the grenades against their chests and killing both the attackers. Mortally wounded while carrying out this heroic act, (Ed), by his great personal valor and resolute spirit of self-sacrifice in the face of almost certain death, was directly responsible for saving the lives of his two comrades..."

The corpsman who gave his life for the two Marines during the North Korean battle known as "Bunker Hill," was Edward Clyde Benford, and he was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on July 16, 1953. As his wife had remarried by that time, an Navy admiral officially presented the award to his 1-year-old son. Ed is buried in Beverly National Cemetery in New Jersey. (It was not the first time a member of Ed's family had sacrificed a life for our country. Ed's father had been a Merchant Marine during WWII and had died when his ship was torpedoed by a German submarine near the coast of Cuba in 1942.) In his honor, Ed had a destroyer named for him in 1996.

As Memorial Day approaches, please remember Ed Benford, but also pray for all our other Navy corpsmen who have looked after your Marines and continue to do so every time your Marines have to fight in a war. Thanks! - Your Bud

     Thank you so much, Billy!

  From Tim Parsons ('73) of VA - 05/20/16:


  This groundhog stopped by the shop today and predicted 6 more days of rain.

      Thank you, Tim!



    From My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of TX - 05/19/16:

   Thank you, Laura! I'm just glad he never brought home any frogs when he was a little boy!

   Happy Armed Forces Day, Brent! 


“Please follow me because I have to follow him and he isn't here.

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

       From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 04/29/16 - "Photos Without Words" (#21 in a Series of 30):

  Sometimes Photos Need No Words

     INDEED! Thanks, Haul Party!


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 Me ('65) of NC - 05/18/16 - "Cowboy Cookies":

  Cowboy Cookies

1 Cup butter
1 Cup sugar 
1 Cup packed brown sugar
Cream together and add 2 eggs.
Add: 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 2 cups flour and 2 Cups oatmeal.
After all is blended add 2 Cups of chocolate chips and pecans to taste. 
Drop by large spoon on cookie sheet.
Bake at 350* 12-15 minutes.


From - 05/19/16:

My high school English teacher was well known for being a fair, but hard, grader. One day I received a B minus on a theme paper. In hopes of bettering my grade and in the spirit of the valentine season, I sent her an extravagant heart shaped box of chocolates with the pre-printed inscription, “BE MINE.”

The following day, I received a return valentine from the teacher. It read, “Thank you, but it’s still a BE MINE-US.”

1. Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 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, September 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN, 711 Lakefront Commons, NN from 7:00 PM - closing. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, 740 Town City Drive, NN from 7:00 PM - midnight in the Pearl Room.

3. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1956 will hold their 60-Year Reunion.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 05/19/16

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


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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

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

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

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!!

Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

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