06/14/15 - 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 Flag Day 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 19 Apr 2011) 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 1965:
Monday, June 14, 1965 - It was Flag Day then too!
Monday, June 14, 1965 - Guitarist (Ministry, Rigor Mortis, Lard, and League of Blind Women) Mike Scaccia was born Michael Ralph Scaccia in Babylon, New York. He died on 23 Dec 2012 after collapsing onstage at The Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas at the age of 47. Although initial reports suggested a seizure possibly caused by the strobe lighting at the venue, the coroner indicated the cause of death to be "sudden heart attack brought on by heart disease".
From My Friend, Susan, of NC -06/11/15:
|“As important as it is to leave home every day with a full charge on your cell phone, it is far more important to be fully charged spiritually. Every time you plug in your phone, use it as a reminder to ask yourself if you have plugged in to the most important source of spiritual power—prayer and scripture study, which will charge you with inspiration through the Holy Ghost. It will help you know the mind and will of the Lord to make the small but important daily choices that determine your direction. Many of us immediately stop whatever we are doing to read a text message—should we not place even more importance on messages from the Lord?”|
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Me ('65) of NC - 06/13/15 - "Things You Should Never Say To A Virginian – And The Responses You’ll Get If You Do":
|25 Things You Should Never Say To A Virginian – And
The Responses You’ll Get If You Do:
For the most part, Virginians are the friendliest people you’d ever want to meet. They’ll talk about almost anything, they’ll go out of their way to help and they’re (usually) the sweeter-than-sugar kind of polite. Most of out-of-staters would agree. But if you’re looking for a death-defying thrill or are just interested in seeing a Virginian get riled up for sport, here are a few things you could say to get the party started…
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 06/13/15 - "Budapest Airshow... AWESOME !!!"
|Budapest Airshow... AWESOME !!!
The helicopter shots are unreal. Great views of a beautiful city.
WOWZERONI! Thanks, Billy!
From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 06/13/15 - "Grandpas":
“We all know what it is to have a half-warmed fish inside us.”
-- A statement made when he meant to say, 'Half-formed wish.'
- Attributed to the ReverendWilliam Archibald Spooner
(22 July 1844 – 29 Aug 1930)
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:
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 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, October 16 and 17, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests. CONTACT: Lynn Walker Brothers @ firstname.lastname@example.org or Pauline Collins Shofner @ email@example.com.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/03/15
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
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
clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/16
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/16
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