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09/29/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Gold Star Mother's Day

ďBecause I feel that in the heavens above
The angels, whispering one to another,
Can find among their burning terms of love,
None so devotional as that of 'Mother'...Ē

- Edgar Allan Poe
(19 Jan 1809 - 07 Oct 1849)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   This is one of those occasions which sadly is all too often overlooked.


HOMEWORK:

http://www.goldstarmothersday.com/gsmday/

From http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/gold-star-mothers-day:

Gold Star Motherís 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 nationís 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 Motherís 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 Motherís Day each year. Previous activities included a Gold Star flower wreath laying service, as well as an afternoon tour of President Lincolnís 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.

Public life

Gold Star Motherís Day is not a designated public holiday in the United States so public life is not affected.

Background

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 Ė 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.

Symbols

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.


REUNION ALERT - FIVE MORE DAYS:

Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water.

Friday night will also be open to the Classes of 1962 and 1964.

SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com;

CONTACT: Frank Gibson, frankgibson@cox.net, Joyce Williams Nettles, joywnet@cox.net, or Susie Overton Jones, tnsjones@charter.net; FORM: Registration-Classes-of-1962-and-1964-B.docx

   Y'all have fun!


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to   Bill Shaw ('63) of VA AND   Bill Weaver ('63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   MaeLea Somervold Cifers ('62) of VA AND    Jerry Baker Cobb ('66) of VA;

   Happy Birthday this week to:

02 - 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   Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA;

05 - George Pipkin ('57) AND    Butch Ragland ('63) of CO;

06 - Nancy McCormick Nicholson ('57) AND   Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:

September 29, 1938 - Munich Agreement: Germany was given permission from France, Italy, and Great Britain to seize the territory of Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia. The meeting took place in Munich, and leaders from neither the Soviet Union nor Czechoslovakia attended.

September 29, 1939 - Germany and the Soviet Union agreed to divide control of occupied Poland. The Germans took the west side of the Bug River and the Soviets took everything to the east.

September 29, 1941 - Holocaust in Kiev, Ukraine: German Einsatzgruppe C began the Babi Yar massacre, according to the Einsatzgruppen operational situation report.

September 29, 1943 - U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio signed an armistice aboard the Royal Navy battleship HMS Nelson off Malta.

September 29, 1943 - Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" was published in the U.S.

September 29, 2002 - An anti-war concert was held in Peenemuende, Germany. The town was once the home to the Nazi ballistic missile program.


THIS DAY IN 1963:

Sunday, September 29, 1963 - The second period of the Second Vatican Council opened..

Sunday, September 29, 1963 - Ice hockey player Dave Andreychuk was born David John Andreychuk in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Sunday, September 29, 1962 - Bass player, songwriter, producer, and author (Primus, Blind Illusion, Oysterhead, and Sausage) Les Claypool was born Leslie Edward Claypool in Richmond, California.
 


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/25/13 - "Your Laugh for Today (#1 in a series of 15)":

  Enjoy, Carol!

     Oh, I am! Thanks, Joan!

 
 


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/25/13 - "Life Advice (#1 in a series of 28)":

  Very nice! Thank you, Shari!
 
 


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 09/25/13 - "Some Funnies - Enjoy (#1 in a series of 20)":

  Thanks, Jimmy!
 
 


  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 09/25/13 - "Popular American Cities 100 Years Ago (#1 in a series of 28)":

  Great and interesting, Carol, to look at that time verses the cities of today......
 

POPULAR AMERICAN CITIES 100 YEARS AGO

These are really professional photographers who took these pictures... Note how sharp and clear most of the photos are and these are over a 100 years old. There aren't many old photos as good.

American Cities more than a Century ago

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Wayne!

1917 - Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI
 


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 - 09/28/13:

Apple Inc. has developed a new high tech toilet. The details are not yet clear, but the company is torn between two names for the new device: Either the iPood, or the iPeed.


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1.Thursday, October 3, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. Friday night will also be open to the Classes of 1962 and 1964. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com; CONTACT: Frank Gibson, frankgibson@cox.net, Joyce Williams Nettles, joywnet@cox.net, or Susie Overton Jones, tnsjones@charter.net; FORM: Registration-Classes-of-1962-and-1964-B.docx

3. Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 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.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 08/20/13

BLOG:

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



  
Y'all take 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
915-780-3048
 


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Taps

Arranged in its present form by Daniel Butterfield (31 Oct 1831 Ė 17 July 1901)
, 1862


Day is done, gone the sun
From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky
All is well, safely rest
God is nigh.
Fading light dims the sight
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright
From afar, drawing near
Falls the night.
Thanks and praise for our days
Neath the sun, neath the stars, neath the sky
As we go, this we know
God is nigh.


"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 Image courtesy of http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/gold-star-mothers-day - 09/24/11

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

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

Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Thanks, Joyce!

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 Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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