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09/11/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
Patriot Day

“The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:
Their courage nerves a thousand living men.

- Minot J. Savage
(10 June 1841 - 22 May 1918)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Generally our observances here are happy ones.  This day is not one of those, nor is it a celebration, but as with so many things in history, it's important that we remember.

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNqUORIFV4I - God Bless The USA - Lee Greenwood

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q65KZIqay4E - God Bless The USA - Lee Greenwood 

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From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_Bless_the_USA:  

"God Bless the USA" is an American patriotic song written and recorded by country music artist Lee Greenwood. The first Greenwood album it appears on is 1984's You've Got a Good Love Comin'. It reached No. 7 on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart when originally released in the spring of 1984, and was played at the 1984 Republican National Convention with President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan in attendance, but the song gained greater prominence during the Gulf War in 1990 and 1991, as a way of boosting morale.

The popularity of the song rose sharply after the September 11, 2001 attacks and during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and the song was re-released as a single, re-entering the country music charts at No. 16. The song was also re-recorded in 2003 and released as "God Bless the USA 2003". The song could often be heard on the radio after those events, and versions of the song are widely distributed online. Lee Greenwood also wrote a Canadian version of this song called God Bless Canada. The song also rose up in popularity in May 2011 when Osama bin Laden was killed by an American raid in Pakistan.[1]

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HOMEWORK:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11_attacks

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THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to        The late Bobby Hedrick ('58) (deceased 08/31/09) AND   J. Harrison ('58) of GA AND     My Grandson, Jimmy Harty of UT!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

14 -   The late Bill Brewer ('57) (deceased 08/30/12)  AND   Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA AND    Rick Harman ('65) of VA;

16 -   Tena Goodson Hensel ('39) of VA AND    The late Mr. John Huller ('43) (deceased 07/29/09) AND Brian Cooper of SC;

17 - The late Mr. George McIntosh (deceased - 05/04/05) AND Hugh McLawhorne ('57) AND   Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA;

18 - Bobby Bell ('57) AND         Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL  AND  The United States Air Force - 1947!

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

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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200 YEARS AGO TODAY:

September 11, 1814 - War of 1812: The climax of the Battle of Plattsburgh, a major United States victory in the war.

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100 YEARS AGO TODAY:

September 11, 1914 - Australia invaded New Britain, defeating a German contingent at the Battle of Bita Paka.

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THIS DAY IN WWII:

September 11, 1943 - German troops occupied Corsica and Kosovo-Metohija.

September 11, 1943 - The start of the liquidation of the Ghettos in Minsk and Lida by the Nazis.

September 11, 1944 - The first Allied troops of the U.S. Army crossed the western border of Germany.

September 11, 1944 - RAF bombing raid on Darmstadt and the following firestorm killed 11,500.

September 11, 1945 - The Liberation of the Japanese-run POW and civilian internment camp at Batu Lintang, Kuching, Sarawak on the island of Borneo by Australian 9th Division forces. Over 2,000 prisoners, including women and children, were due to be executed on September 15.

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THIS DAY IN 1964:

Friday, September 11, 1964 - Baseball player and manager Ellis Burks was born Ellis Rena Burks in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Friday, September 11, 1964 - Base player, songwriter, and producer (Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Vital Tech Tones, SMV, and Chick Corea Elektric Band) Victor Wooten was born Victor Lemonte Wooten in Mountain Home, Idaho.

Friday, September 11, 1964 - Poet and critic Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh  (गजानन माधव मुक्तिबोध) (b. 13 Nov 1917 in Madhya Pradesh, India) died in Habibganj, India at the age of 46.

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    From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 09/11/14 - "In Memory of Those We Have Lost": 

  Never forget!

      Thank you, Sandi!

 
 

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From My Friend, Hank, of KY - 09/11/14 - "How 9/11 Was Displayed In Non-American Countries."

How 9/11 Was Displayed In Non-American Countries. This Is Eye-Opening.

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From My Friend, Rob, of NC - 09/11/14 - "Never Forget":

  Thank you, Rob!
 
 

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From My Friend, Tina, of NC - 09/11/14 - "Never Forget":

  Thank you, Tina!
 
 

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From My Friend, Rob, of NC - 09/11/14 - "We Remember. We Serve.":

  Thanks again, Rob - and thank you for your service as well!
 
 

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    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 08/17/14 - "I'll bet you didn't know all this...HINTS (#25 in a series of 26)":

  I'm certainly going to try some of these!

        Thanks, Jimmy!

 
 

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      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 08/29/14 - "Messages (#13 in a series of 17)":

     Thank you, Wayne Honey!
 
 

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      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/04/14 - "Ways to decorate using old items... (#5 in a series of 18)":  
 

  Love some of these ideas. The show Flea Market Flip, with Lara Spencer, is another source to get great ideas...

        COOL BEANS! Thanks, Shari!

 
 

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BONUS PATRIOTIC CROCHET PATTERN:

http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2013/06/patriotic-crocheted-stars.html - Sarah's Patriotic Stars

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BONUS PATRIOTIC RECIPES:

http://spoonful.com/4th-of-july/patriotic-recipes-gallery - Patriotic Recipes

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FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 09/10/14:

While sports fishing off the Florida coast, a tourist capsized his boat. He could swim, but his fear of alligators kept him clinging to the overturned craft. Spotting an old beachcomber standing on the shore, the tourist shouted, "Are there any gators around here?"

"Naw," the man hollered back, "they ain't been around for years!"

Feeling safe, the tourist started swimming leisurely toward the shore.

About halfway there he asked the guy, "How'd you get rid of the gators?"

"We didn't do nothing,'" the beachcomber said.

"Wow," said the tourist.

The beachcomber added, "The sharks got 'em." 

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DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold a 45-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive.  For further information, contact Jean Baker Howell at hokie13mom@cox.net.

2. 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.

3. Wednesday, November 12, 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.

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PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/17/14

BLOG:

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

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   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
910-854-8802  


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God Bless the USA

Written and recorded by Lee Greenwood (b. 27 Oct 1942), 1983/4
 

If tomorrow all the things were gone
I worked for all my life
And I had to start again
With just my children and my wife

Thank my lucky stars
To be living here today
Cause the flag still stands for freedom
And they can't take that away

And I'm proud to be an American
Where at least I know I'm free
And I won't forget the men who died
Who gave that right to me
And I'll gladly stand up next to you
And defend her still today
'Cause there ain't no doubt
I love this land
God Bless the U.S.A.

From the lakes of Minnesota
To the hills of Tennessee
Across the plains of Texas
From sea to shining sea

From Detroit down to Houston
And New York to L.A.
There's pride in every American heart
And it's time we stand and say...

That I'm proud to be an American
Where at least I know I'm free
And I won't forget the men who died
Who gave that right to me
And I'ld gladly stand up next to you
And defend Her still today
'Cause there ain't no doubt
I love this land
God Bless the U.S.A.

And I'm proud to be an American
Where at least I know I'm free
And I won't forget the men who died
Who gave that right to me
And I'ld gladly stand up next to you
And defend Her still today
'Cause there ain't no doubt
I love this land
God Bless the U.S.A.

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Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" midi courtesy of http://libertyboy.free.fr/misc/midi/index.php,
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/21/05
Thanks, Dave!

Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" lyrics courtesy of http://the-jazzman.com/lyrics/american.html,
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/21/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Patriot Day title clip art courtesy of http://waconiapatriot.com/2012/09/07/attend-patriot-day-sept-11/ - 09/10/12

Patriot Day ribbon clip art used to form Divider Lines created and © by Bobbie Peachey courtesy
of http://webclipart.about.com/b/2006/09/11/patriot-day-clip-art.htm - 09/10/09


Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!! 

Animated USMC, Air Force, Army, and Navy Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of
http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

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!


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

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of http://www.clker.com/clipart-brightidea-2.html - 10/30/12

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

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