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06/14/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Flag Day

“When Freedom from her mountain height
Unfurled her standard to the air,
She tore the azure robe of night,
And set the stars of glory there.”

- Joseph Rodman Drake, The American Flag
 (17 Aug 1795 - 21 Sept 1820)

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


HOMEWORK:

http://nnhs65.com/Flag-Day.html

http://www.usflag.org/history/flagday.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_Day_in_the_United_States

http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/flagday.htm

http://www.nationalflagday.com/default.asp


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You%27re_a_Grand_Old_Flag:

"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 stage musical.

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.[citation needed] The title and first lyric comes from someone Cohan once met; the Library of Congress website notes:

The original lyric for this perennial George M. Cohan favorite came, as Cohan later explained, from an encounter he had with a Civil War veteran who fought at Gettysburg. The two men found themselves next to each other and Cohan noticed the vet held a carefully folded but ragged old flag. The man reportedly then turned to Cohan and said, "She's a grand old rag." Cohan thought it was a great line and originally named his tune "You're a Grand Old Rag." So many groups and individuals objected to calling the flag a "rag," however, that he "gave 'em what they wanted" and switched words, renaming the song "You're a Grand Old Flag."[1]
— Library of Congress

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 VA AND 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!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html


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, 1941 - June deportation, the first major wave of Soviet mass deportations and murder of Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians, began.

June 14, 1944 - After several failed attempts, the British Army abandons Operation Perch, its plan to capture the German-occupied town of Caen.

June 14, 1945 - Filipino troops of the 15th, 66th and 121st Infantry Regiment, Philippine Commonwealth Army, USAFIP-NL liberate the captured in 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 - Lexicographer Peter Gilliver was born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England.
 

Sunday, June 14, 1964 - Biathlete Kaija Parve was born in Tallinn, Estonia.


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 06/13/14 - "Hi, Lord":

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.
Amen.

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)":

  INTERESTING FACTS  ~  ~  really amazing... ~ ~ ~

   WOWZERS-YOWZERS! Thanks, Dools!

 
 


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."


REMINDERS:
     NOW AVAILABLE from    Butch Ragland's ('63 - of CO) eBay store:

1) NNHS Typhoon logo caps for only $12.95! (Soon, the price will rise to the regular retail price of $14.95.)

2) NNHS Typhoon logo tote bags for only $3.89!

3) NNHS Typhoon logo visors for only $6.00!

   DON'T FORGET: 10% of every purchase of NNHS logo products purchased from Butch will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project!

   In addition to the discounted prices for NNHS Logo Products, anyone purchasing additional products from any of his websites may contact Butch at: butchrag840@cs.com or raglandtradingpost.com with information pertaining to your purchases and he will send you a 20% refund of your total purchase price via Paypal to your payment account. You may contact him at anytime for additional information on these items and/or discounts offered.

   Thanks so much, Butch!

    See them here - www.raglandtradingpost.com - and snag yours today!

TYPHOONMART.html

 Only $12.95!
Only $3.89! Only $6.00!
 


FINALLY:

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. 


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. 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 hdsdds@aol.com, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or mcmiceli@verizon.net, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or bjneher@cox.net.

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 nnhs64@cox.net.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 05/27/14

BLOG:

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

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NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.com

PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
 


THREE WAYS TO DONATE:  

1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (nnhs65@gmail.com);

2. Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to nnhs65@gmail.com; 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,
You're a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You're the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev'ry heart beats true
'neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there's never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

You're a grand old flag,
You're a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You're the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev'ry heart beats true
'neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there's never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.


"You're a Grand Old Flag" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://raindrop.org/holidays/4th/j3b.shtml#04 
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/04/06
Thanks, Dave!

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 missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

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