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06/14/17 - 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 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, who is turning nine today!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

16 - Jane Hoffman ('57) AND  Kay Walker Gray ('57) of VA 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


350 YEARS AGO TODAY:

June 14, 1667 - The Raid on the Medway by the Dutch fleet in the Second Anglo-Dutch War ended. It had lasted for five days and resulted in the worst ever defeat of the Royal Navy.


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 1967:

Wednesday, June 14, 1967 - It was Flag Day then too!

Wednesday, June 14, 1967 - Mariner program: Mariner 5 was launched towards Venus.

Wednesday, June 14, 1967 - The People's Republic of China tested its first hydrogen bomb.

Wednesday, June 14, 1967 - Football player and coach Dedrick Dodge was born Dedrick Allen Dodge in Neptune, New Jersey.


THIS DAY IN 1970:

Sunday, June 14, 1970 - The Newport News High School Class of 1970 was graduated. 


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?

- Randall L. Ridd

    Thanks so much, Susan!


From Linda DeShazo Hatchett ('65) of VA - 06/13/17:

   INDEED! Thank you, Linda!
 
 


 From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 06/13/17:

  Thank you, Jerry!
 
 


 From Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of NJ (soon to be PA) - 06/13/17:

   AMEN! Thank you, Mary!
 
 


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 Reverend William Archibald Spooner
(
22 July 1844 – 29 Aug 1930)



 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/30/17 - "Goodies (#14 in a Series of 20)":

  Thank you, Shari!
 
 


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 - Celebrate Memorial Day, Flag Day or July 4th with these patriotic flag recipes."


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 06/13/17:

At work, one co-worker said to another, "Excuse me, may I disturb you for a moment?"

"Of course, what is it?"

"Nothing, I just wanted to disturb you."


 


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1962 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at Doubletree Hotel, 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA. SEE: brendawilliams64.wixsite.com/nnhs1962 and CONTACT: brendawilliams64@gmail.com

2. Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 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.

3. Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, 2017 - The NNHS Class of 1967 will hold their 50-Year Reunion. SEE: http://www.nnhsclassof67.myevent.com/


 


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/10/17

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11


 



  
Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol
 

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!    


You're a Grand Old Flag

Written by George M. Cohan
(03 July 1878 - 05 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

Graduation clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/graduation/default.htm - 07/20/06

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

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

Animated Thumbs Up Smiley courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/19/06
Thanks, Al!

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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