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09/27/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Gold Star Mother's Day
“Because I feel that in the heavens above
Edgar Allan Poe
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is one of those occasions which sadly is all too often overlooked.
|Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed in the United States on the last
Sunday of September each year. It is a day for people to recognize and
honor those who have lost a son or daughter while serving the United
States Armed Forces.
What do people do?
Each year the United States president is requested to issue a proclamation to: call on US government officials to display the nation’s flag on all government buildings; and to call on people to display the flag and hold appropriate meetings at homes, churches, or other suitable places on Gold Star Mother’s Day to publicly express the love, sorrow, and reverence those who are Gold Star mothers and their families.
American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. is an organization of mothers whose sons or daughters served and died while serving their nation in times of war or conflict. It organizes major events that take place on or around Gold Star Mother’s Day each year. Previous activities included a Gold Star flower wreath laying service, as well as an afternoon tour of President Lincoln’s cottage in Washington DC.
The last Sunday in September is also Parents of Fallen Military Sons and Daughters Day in New Jersey. This day is a tribute to all parents whose children died as a result of their service with the United States Armed Forces. It commemorates the contributions, commitments and sacrifices made by those parents individually and through the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc.
Gold Star Mother’s Day is not a designated public holiday in the United States so public life is not affected.
The name the Gold Star Mothers was derived from the custom of military families who put a service flag near their front window. The flag featured a star for each family member serving in their country – living members were denoted in blue but gold stars honored family members who were killed while in duty. In 1918 President Woodrow Wilson approved the wearing of black arm bands bearing a gilt star by those who had a family member who died in the military service to the United States. This distinguished them from the blue stars, representing a family member presently serving in the armed forces.
American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. was incorporated in 1929, obtaining a federal charter from the US Congress. It began with 25 mothers living in the Washington DC area and soon expanded to include affiliated groups throughout the nation. On June 23, 1936, a joint congressional resolution designated the last Sunday in September as Gold Star Mother's Day, a holiday that has been observed each year by a presidential proclamation.
A gold star symbolizes a family member who died in the line of duty while serving the United States Armed Forces. It may be seen on a service flag or in the form of a pin, which is worn by Gold Star mothers. The pin is not limited to mothers and it is awarded by the US Department of Defense.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
|Happy Birthday today to Judy McCall Nesbitt ('65) of NC!|
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA AND My Granddaughter, Kaiya Harty of IL!
Happy Birthday this week to:
29 - Bill Shaw ('63) of VA AND Bill Weaver ('63) of VA;
01 - MaeLea Somervold Cifers ('62) of VA AND Jerry Baker Cobb ('66) of VA;
02 - Barry Hatchett ('63) of VA AND Stuart Nachman ('63) of VA AND Wayne Frizzelle ('65) of MD AND Paige Spencer;
03 - Martha Megann Keesee ('57) AND Mary Megann Peters ('57) AND Larry Moran ('65) of ID AND Bridget Whitt Jones ('65) of AR
04 - My Former Brother-in-Law, Rennie Dick ('54) of VA AND Jimmy Mooney ('57) AND Donna Rountree Holburn ('63) AND Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|September 27, 1939 - After 19 days of resistance,
Warsaw, Poland, surrendered to the Germans after being invaded by the
Nazis and the Soviet Union during World War II.
September 27, 1940 - The Tripartite Pact (a.k.a. The Berlin-Rome-Tokyo Axis) was signed in Berlin by Germany, Japan and Italy.
THISDAY IN 1965:
27, 1965 - Actor
Robert Baldwin (ロバート・ボールドウィン)
was born in Eba,
Monday, September 27, 1965 - Co-designer of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, William Stanier, (b. William Arthur Stanier on 27 May 1876 in Swindon, Wiltshire, England) died in Watford, England at the age of 89.
|“If you want to talk
to God, pray. If you want him to talk to you, read your scriptures.”
From Bobby Callis ('64) of WV - 09/26/15:
|Thanks, Bobby - I'll bear that in mind!|
From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 09/26/15:
|ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Jean!|
From My Friend, Roshana, of TX - 09/26/15:
|Thanks, Roshana! I feel better already!|
|BONUS CROCHET PATTERN (Sorry, not theme-related):|
http://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet-Hats-Scarves-Gloves/Arm-Warmers-Crochet-Pattern-from-Caron-Yarn - Zig-Zag Arm Warmers - Designed by Lisa Gonzalez of Caron - "Using Caron Simply Soft yarns you can use this free crochet pattern to keep your arms nice and warm. You can use three different sized crochet hooks for these warmers."
|BONUS RECIPES (Sorry, not theme-related):|
http://www.recipelion.com/Casserole-Recipes/Dairyland-Country-Casserole/ml/1 - Dairyland Country Casserole - "Farmland recipes have some of the freshest ingredients. Dairyland Country Casserole is a delicious blend of ground beef and seasonings that makes for a full meal all in one dish. Loaded with cheese and cream, it makes a wonderful sauce that tastes great with biscuits or homemade bread. Feed your family only the best casserole recipes."
http://www.recipelion.com/Chicken-Recipes/Amish-Buttermilk-Fried-Chicken/ml/1 - Amish Buttermilk Fried Chicken - "A cooking secret, buttermilk helps make some of the tastiest fried chicken recipes. Creating a moist and flavorful chicken, Amish Buttermilk Fried Chicken is a country classic that will become a household favorite. Dipped in a seasoned flour mix of garlic, onions, and basil, you will enjoy bite after bite. Crunch into dinner and experience it for yourself. You'll never want to try another fried chicken recipe again. Homemade is the way to go."
http://www.recipelion.com/Soup-Recipes/Homemade-Amish-Chicken-Pot-Pie/ml/1 - Homemade Amish Chicken Pot Pie - "There is nothing easier and more comforting than this Homemade Amish Chicken Pot Pie. It's not your typical chicken pot pie recipe but I swear you'll adore this once you try it!"
From www.ajokeaday.com - 09/26/15:
|You see a
gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say, "I am very rich.
That's Direct Marketing.
You’re at a party with a bunch of friends and see a gorgeous girl. One of your friends goes up to her and pointing at you and says, "He's very rich. Marry him."
You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and get her telephone number. The next day you call and say, "Hi, I’m very rich. Marry me."
You're at a party and see a gorgeous girl. You get up and straighten your tie; you walk up to her and pour her a drink. You open the door for her; pick up her bag after she drops it, offer her a ride, and then say, "By the way, I'm very rich. Will you marry me?"
That's Public Relations.
You're at a party and see a gorgeous girl. She walks up to you and says, "You are very rich."
That's Brand Recognition.
You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say, "I'm rich. Marry me." She gives you a nice hard slap on your face.
That's Customer Feedback!!!!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday and Saturday, October 9, 10 and 11, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will
hold its 55-Year Reunion. CONTACT: Karen Weinstein Witte at
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.
3. Wednesday, November 11, 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.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 09/22/15
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!
"Taps" midi, sequenced by Mark Weston, courtesy of http://www.laurasmidiheaven.com/Patriotic2.shtml - 06/10/04
"Taps" original lyrics courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taps - 09/24/11
Gold Star Mother's Day 2014 Image courtesy of My Friend, Tina, of NC - 09/24/14
Gold Stars Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to find that information at the moment...
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of http://users.bigpond.net.au/jellery/index.htm - 04/25/09
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