09/28/14 - 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 Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA AND My Granddaughter, Kaiya Harty of IL!|
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Bill Shaw ('63) of VA AND Bill Weaver ('63) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
05 - George Pipkin ('57) AND Butch Ragland ('63) of CO!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|September 28, 1939 -Warsaw
September 28, 1939 -
Nazi Germany and the
Soviet Union agreed upon a plan on the division of
after their invasion.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
Monday, September 28, 1964 - Footballer and manager Claudio Borghi was born Claudio Daniel Borghi Bidos in Castelar, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina.
Monday, September 28, 1964 - Comedian, actor, and singer Harpo Marx (b. Adolph Marx on 23 Nov 1888 in New York City, New York) died in Los Angeles, California at the age of 75 after undergoing open heart surgery following a heart attack.
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 09/27/14 - "VOLKSWAGON AD - VERY SHORT... MUST SEE":
VOLKSWAGON AD - VERY SHORT... MUST SEE
WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS
YOWZERONI-RINI! That gave me such a chill! Thanks so much, Wayne Honey!
From My Friend, Parker, of NC -09/26/14 - "Be the Reason...":
"Have I done any
good in the world today?"
Random acts of kindness go a long way! You don't have to do something big, just by saying "Hello" or "Good Afternoon" to someone can change their whole outlook on the day!
ABSOLUTELY! Thank you so much, Parker!
From My Friend, Evelyn Dudzinski Griffis (Mars Hill HS, PA - '75) of NY -09/27/14 - "Wall Hanging":
|OHH! This is sooo CUTE! Thanks, Evelyn!|
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 09/08/14 - "Church Pics (#15 in a Series of 17)":
IN GOD WE TRUST--If GOD is your co-pilot, change seats!
GIGGLES! Thank you, Joyce!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 09/12/14 - "Pets that don't know how furniture works! (#11 in a series of 21)":
John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 09/18/14 - "So God Made a Dog
(#3 in a series of 23)":
|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 - 09/27/14:
|A young woman
went to her doctor complaining of pain.
"Where are you hurting?" asked the doctor.
"You have to help
me, I hurt all over," said the woman.
The doctor checked her thoughtfully for a moment and told her his diagnosis. "You have a broken finger."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 09/27/14
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...
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
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MIFamous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of
http://users.bigpond.net.au/jellery/index.htm - 04/25/09
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
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