- NNHS Newsletter
“In a chariot of light from the region of the day,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This theme repeats every year that we're able. Happy Independence Day!
Skip the above homework (you should know it by heart twelve times over by now anyway) if you really must, but please watch the following seven videos:
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i426pbQJZ_g - The Star Spangled Banner - sing-along
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6BE2WtwqqY - The Star Spangled Banner - Josh Groban, Concert for America
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKCVS57j284 - The Star Spangled Banner - The Cactus Cuties
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrCvMTGs2u8 - The Star Spangled Banner - RhemaMarvanne - age 7
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7e8keJNMzg - The Star Spangled Banner - Jordin Sparks - Super Bowl XLII (2008)
BONUS #6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMuaQeLs5so - The Star Spangled Banner - Kol Ish
BONUS #7 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ETrr-XHBjE - The Star Spangled Banner - The Combined Choirs of the US Military Academies accompanied by the United States Army Herald Trumpets - Super Bowl XXXIX
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Fred Hayman ('57)
Forrest Powell ('63) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Doug Johnson ('57) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
06 - The late Gene Ellis ('61) (deceased 05/02/11);
11 - Bobby Maddy ('57) AND Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of TN!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
July 04, 1946 - The Kielce pogrom against Jewish Holocaust survivors in Poland transpired.
THIS DAY IN 1966:
Monday, July 04, 1966 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Freedom of Information Act into United States law. The act went into effect the next year.
Monday, July 04, 1966 - Footballer Minas Hantzidis (Μηνάς Χατζίδης) was born in Kettwig, West Germany.
Monday, July 04, 1966 - Actor Lee Reherman was born in Louisville, Kentucky. On 01 Mar 2016, he was found dead of unknown causes in his house in Manhattan Beach, California. He was 49 years old.
From My Friend, Daniel, of UT - 07/03/16:
“I am convinced that if we are to continue to have the freedoms which
came of the inspiration of the almighty to our founding fathers, we must
return to the god who is their true author. We need to worship Him in
spirit and in truth. We need to acknowledge His all-powerful hand. We
need to humble ourselves before Him and seek His guidance in all that
concerns matters of state.”
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)
Happy Fourth of July,
Thank you, Nancy - and to you, as well!
From Wayne Vest ('67) of GA - 07/04/16:
|What does the 4th of July
mean to you? Well, everyone knows that it's Independence Day, but do you
know the sacrifice and suffering that goes along with it?
Everyone has heard the saying, "Freedom isn't really free," and to find out we would have to talk to the men and women who paid the price and gave their all so that we could be free. Taken in content, I think we can safely say that it came at a very high cost.
Now, if you have tender feelings, you may not want to read this and go play marbles. On the other hand, we had draft dodgers, or cowards, that enjoy the freedom but ran to other countries and were pardoned for their sissy ways. As you can see, iI have absolutely no respect for them, or Jane Fonda, aka "Hanoi Jane". Well, that's another story, but I do have the highest respect for all our service men and women. Ask them what it's like to be away from their family for a year, to be twelve thousand miles from home, to be gone at Christmas and all holidays and eating c-rations or MRE's while everyone back home is feasting, putting your life on the line every day, and having your friends not come home with you.
Yes, I love my VET brothers and sisters, and we have a special bond that no one else could understand. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY, AMERICA!!!
Thank you so much, Wayne - and thank you again for your service! I believe the time you spent in Vietnam has earned you the right to express any opinion you want here.
From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 07/03/16:
|Thank you so much, Catherine!|
From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 07/04/16:
|Thanks so much, Janice - so am I!|
Sitting on Capitol steps
several years ago....it was spectacular !!
TV doesn't get to show the fireworks in all its majesty---
From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 07/04/16:
This is a
plant (a red one). Please view large.
Thank you, John Darlin'! Your image is stunning - as always!
“You wouldn't have won if we'd beaten you.”
(12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)
BONUS ALL-AMERICAN CROCHET PATTERNS:
Red, White, and Blue Bunting -
"Celebrate America with this patriotic pattern! Hang this Red,
White, and Blue Bunting outside your home for Memorial Day, 4th of July,
or even year-round. Use Red Heart Super Saver Solids to complete this
free crochet pattern."
http://www.favecrafts.com/Fourth-of-July/American-Flag-Cushions-Crochet-Pattern - Stars and Stripes Cushions - "Our free crochet patterns are a perfect way to get into the 4th of July spirit. These stars and stripes cushions are a great way to decorate your living room for your 4th cookout. People will be asking you where you got them!"
http://www.allfreecrochet.com/4th-of-July-Crochet/A-July-4th-Crochet-Afghan/ct/1 and http://www.allfreecrochet.com/master_images/files/July-4th-Crochet-Afghan-Chart.jpg - A July Fourth Crochet Afghan - "Support that red, white and blue by crocheting this fabulous 4th of July afghan. Bring it with you to the parade so you can display your patriotism."
http://www.ehow.com/how_2355236_crochet-th-july-coaster.html - Fourth of July Coaster - "Set your drink down in style! Make this free crochet pattern for your next 4th of July party. All the guests will want a coaster for themselves, so make more than 1."
http://web.archive.org/web/20040803200339/www.crochetpartners.org/Patterns/CPpat142.html - Meridel Abrams's Fourth of July Bookmark - "If you read, you simply must have a bookmark to mark your place. You can create your very own 4th of July bookmark using this free crochet pattern. Celebrate your book as you would the holiday!"
BONUS JULY 4th RECIPES:
From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/03/15:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key(01 Aug 1779 - 11 Jan 1843), 1814
O say, can you
see, by the dawn's early light,
"The Star Spangled Banner" midi courtesy of http://www.ilovewavs.com/Holidays/July4/july4.htm - 03/02/06
"The Star Spangled Banner" lyrics courtesy of http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0194015.html - 03/02/06
"Happy Independence Day" Title clip art courtesy
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
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 (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16Return to NNHS Class of 1965