06/14/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
“When Freedom from her mountain height
Joseph Rodman Drake, The American Flag
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Naturally, this holiday celebration repeats each year that we are able.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toX5cEKg5I8 - You're a Grand Old Flag
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6_m6Wp-MmI - You're a Grand Old Flag - U.S. Army Band - Letter from Iraq, July 4, 2008 - created for Independence Day, I think it fits here quite well also
|"You're a Grand Old Flag" is an
American patriotic march. The song, a spirited
march written by
George M. Cohan, is a tribute to the
American flag. In addition to obvious references to the flag, it
incorporates snippets of other popular songs, including one of his own.
Cohan wrote it in 1906 for George Washington, Jr., his
The song was first publicly performed on February 6, the play's opening night, at Herald Square Theater in New York City. "You're a Grand Old Flag" quickly became the first song from a musical to sell over a million copies of sheet music. The title and first lyric comes from someone Cohan once met; the Library of Congress website notes:
In the play itself, the scene with the Civil War soldier was replicated. The soldier's comment was the lead-in to this song. Thus the first version of the chorus began, "You're a grand old rag / You're a high-flying flag". Despite Cohan's efforts to pull that version, some artists such as Billy Murray had recorded it under its original title, "The Grand Old Rag", in advance of the play's opening, and copies under that title still circulate among collectors.....
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to The United States Army - 1775 AND the late Rosalee Will Jecmenek ('65) (d. 20 July 2013) AND Cindy _____ Konstant of VA (Wife of George Konstant - '65 of VA) AND Linda McKenna Sivilich of PA AND My Grandson, Buckley Harty of CA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
16 - Jane Hoffman ('57) AND Kay Walker Gray ('57) AND Nancy Dearing Berry ('62) of TX;
17 - Dino Vretos ('57) AND Roberta Hilsdon ('70) of GA;
18 - The late Mimi Weger Green ('40) (deceased 15 Mar 2010) AND Tim Whitt ('66) of VA AND Mike Leonard ('68) of VAAND the late Mark Wilson ('68) (deceased 04/19/11) AND Kathy McDaniel Adams ('71);
19 - Jill Douglas Schumacher ('57) AND Doris Landon Lewis ('57);
20 - Barbara Houston ('68) of Northern VA;
21 - Ralph Goldstein ('57) AND Kelly Loose Bustamante ('58) of VA AND Terry Haney ('66) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
June 14, 1940 - Paris fell under German occupation, and Allied forces retreated.
June 14, 1940 - The Soviet Union presented an ultimatum to Lithuania resulting in Lithuanian loss of independence.
June 14, 1940 - A group of 728 Polish political prisoners from Tarnów became the first residents of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
June 14, 1945 - Filipino troops of the 15th, 66th and 121st
Infantry Regiment, Philippine Commonwealth Army, USAFIP-NL liberate the
Ilocos Sur and start the
Battle of Bessang Pass in Northern Luzon.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
Sunday, June 14, 1964 - It was Flag Day then too!
|Sunday, June 14, 1964 - Biathlete Kaija Parve was born in Tallinn, Estonia.|
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 06/13/14 - "Hi, Lord":
If you take 1 minute to read this prayer, imagine how many prayers are going up for our country.
Hi Lord, it’s me.
We are getting older and things are getting ...bad here.
Gas prices are too high, no jobs, so much corruption, food and
heating costs too high. We've lost the way. I know you were
taken out of our schools, government and even Christmas,
but Lord I'm asking you to come back and re-bless the U.S.A.
We really need you! Badly.
Look, there are more of us who want you than those who don't!
Thank You Lord, I Love You.
If you agree, send it on---if not, just delete.
Only you & the Lord will know.
"Life without God is like an un-sharpened pencil - it has no point.
AND AMEN! Thank you, Joyce!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 05/24/14 - "INTERESTING FACTS (#14 in a Series of 27)":
BONUS FLAG DAY CROCHET PATTERNS:
http://redheart.com/free-patterns/ships-ahoy-patriotic-throw and http://redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LW3149.pdf - Michele Maks' Ships Ahoy Patriotic Throw
http://redheart.com/free-patterns/spirit-america and http://redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LW2738.pdf - Spirit of America Throw
http://redheart.com/free-patterns/stars-stripes-ripple-throw and http://redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LW3104.pdf - Leigh K. Nestor's Stars & Stripes Ripple Throw
BONUS FLAG DAY RECIPES:
|http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Holiday---Celebration-Recipes/July-4th-Recipes/Flag-Recipes - Flag Recipes - "Celebrate Memorial Day, Flag Day or July 4th with these patriotic flag recipes."|
From www.ajokeaday.com - 06/13/14:
|“Now, that looks like a happily married
couple,.” remarked the husband.
“Don’t be too sure, my dear. They are probable saying the same thing about us,” replied his wife.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 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, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or email@example.com, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold a 50-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive. See: www.nnhs1964.com and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or email@example.com.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 05/27/14
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe! Love to all, Carol
==============================================NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.com
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
You're a Grand Old Flag
George M. Cohan
(3 July 1878 - 5 Nov 1942)
"You're a Grand Old Flag" midi and lyrics courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/04/06
Antique Postcard Image bearing American Flag courtesy of http://vintageholidaycrafts.com/vintage-american-flag-clip-art-for-flag-day/ - 06/13/09
Gold Stars Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars16.html - 06/13/09
God Bless America Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars10.html - 06/13/09
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
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of
http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
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.
Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
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