05/27/19 - NNHS Newsletter -
“The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Assuming all is well with both me and my computer systems, we observe this day here every year.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Mary Johnson Weaver ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
29 - Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of VA and FL AND Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA;
Happy Birthday this week to:
30 -Mickey Spivey ('65) of FL AND Chuck Jones ('66) of FL;
31 - Calmet Sawyer ('57) AND the late JoAnn Houston Parrott ('61)(d. 02/18/18) AND Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA AND Kathy Reece Burke (Warwick HS - '72);
01 - Dawn _____ Yevak of VA;
02 - Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA AND AND Linda Booth Reed ('63) of VA AND Connie McGhee Soles ('63) of VA;
03 - Bill Combs ('63) AND Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|May 27, 1919 - The NC-4 aircraft arrived in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
May 27, 1940 - In the Le Paradis massacre, 99 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit were shot after surrendering to German troops. Two survived.
May 27, 1941 -
Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed an "unlimited national emergency" amid
rising world tension.
May 27, 1941 - The German battleship Bismarck was sunk in the North Atlantic by British naval and air forces, killing almost 2,100 men.
May 27, 1942 - German General Erwin Rommel began a major offensive in Libya with his Afrika Korps.
May 27, 1942 - In
Reinhard Heydrich was assassinated in
May 27, 1944 - U.S. General MacArthur landed on Biak Island in New Guinea.
THIS DAY IN 1969:
|May 27, 1969 - Baseball player Todd
Hundley was born Todd Randolph Hundley in
May 27, 1969 - Computer scientist and engineer Craig Federighi was born in the USA.
May 27, 1969 - Actor and producer Jeffrey Hunter (b. Henry Herman McKinnies, Jr. on 25 Nov 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana) died of an intracranial hemorrhage and skull fracture while on a three-stair set of steps at his home in Van Nuys, California. He was 42 years old.
From My Friend, Susan, of NC -05/23/15:
trips are almost always made on someone else's expense account.”
-Neal A. Maxwell
(06 July 1926 - 21 July 2004)
Thanks so much, Susan!
|Thank you, Joan!|
('65) of NC -
05/27/17 - "There IS a Difference":
FROM OUR ARCHIVE:
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 05/24/19, 6:00 AM - "Memorial Day":
Thank you, Billy!
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 05/27/19, 10:15 AM - "MEMORIAL DAY 2019: A Day of Remembrance":
"Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the
Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the
Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months.
The eyes of the world are upon you. The hope and prayers of
liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with
our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will
bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the
elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of
Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world."
- Opening portion of the remarks by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Powers Europe, prepared and sent to the troops just before the commencement of the D-Day invasion and released to the press in written and radio format once fully underway, June 6, 1944
|In the freezing cold and snow of Bastogne, Belgium||American Cemetery in Normandy, France|
With those words, which ended with a request for Almighty Providence to guide and protect our warriors and lead them to victory, the long awaited push across Europe began to put a stop to the madness of Adolph Hitler and the Third Reich. It is, of course, one of the most written about and studied events in military history and large numbers of American soldiers died on that first confusing and fateful day to gain a beachhead in France. Yet, it was just one of hundreds of huge confrontations that America has faced in her history beginning with the American Revolution and many battles and places that are never talked about yielded the same result, large numbers of Americans dying for freedom.
... Americans have died in untold numbers where they have been called. We don't have to like it, just acknowledge it and realize in so doing, they gave their country the ultimate sacrifice.
It happened at Valley Forge, Saratoga, Gettysburg, Richmond, Verdun, Normandy, El Alamein, Guadalcanal, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and many more. Sadly, it will continue from time to time as long as evil tries to gain by force the destruction of freedom.
They died that we may live and it is only appropriate that on this day we take a moment of silence and offer a prayer of thanks for what they did. If you are with friends or family, perhaps it is just a great time to gather around the flag as we honor them. Perhaps those in attendance who have had their lives personally touched by the loss of someone dear to them in combat will offer comments. Regardless, remembering and never forgetting them is so important for our future if we ever want to try and end war, as unlikely as that might be in a troubled world. But remembering them is the least we can do.
God bless America, sleep well, fallen heroes and I trust that those of us who live with God always in our hearts may see those heroes again. I truly believe they all have earned a special place at His table. Have a blessed day.
Thank you, Jimmy!
From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 05/24/18:
|Thank you so much, Santa Jim!|
From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 05/27/18:
Thank you, Jerry!
My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/21/19,
10:42 PM - "Natural dyes and projects" (#3 in a Series of 12):
Natural dyes and projects
Thank you, Shari!
“It's all very well to have principles, but when it comes to money you
have to be flexible.”
BONUS PATRIOTIC CROCHET PATTERNS:
BONUS MEMORIAL DAY RECIPES:
A man in a movie theater noticed what looks like a
baby giraffe sitting next to him.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 04/26/19
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Words byJohn Newton, 1779
Amazing grace! (how sweet
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!
Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.
Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.
Bagpipes Version of "Amazing Grace" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
"Amazing Grace" lyrics courtesy of http://www.littleleaf.com/amazinggrace.htm, also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
Thanks again, Dave!
Memorial Day Image courtesy of Tommy Jenkins ('66) of VA - 05/21/10
Animated Military Seals clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/26/06
Elaine's Memorial Day Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://homepages.tesco.net/~derek.berger/holidays/memorialday.html - 05/24/06
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty
('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of
NC - 12/14/05
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
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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