10/13/13 - NNHS Newsletter - 238th Birthday of the United States Navy
powerful Navy we have always regarded as our proper and natural
means of defense; and it has always been of defense that we have
thought, never of aggression or of conquest. But who shall tell us now
what sort of Navy to build? We shall take leave to be strong upon the seas,
in the future as in the past; and there will be no thought of offense
or provocation in that. Our ships are our natural bulwarks.”
Woodrow Wilson, 08 Dec 1914, An Annual
Message to Congress
|10 Dec 1996 - Northern Puerto Rican Operations Area: USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)||27 Aug 2004 - Naval Station, Norfolk, VA: A UH-3H Sea King helicopter flies over USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), USS George Washington (CVN 73), and USS Enterprise (CVN 65).|
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We try to celebrate this day together every year. Sometimes we do, and sometimes we don't.
Hug a sailor today. Or salute one. Well,
okay, just thank one for their services rendered. I still would personally
prefer the hugging option.
I've assembled four truly special videos for you - a birthday gift, as it were:
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85vsoVC98OY&NR=1 - Anchors Aweigh - full of surprises!
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AG18hA8H58 - Anchors Aweigh - US Naval Academy, 2006
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g-f5KBB6ps&NR=1 - Brief History of the US Navy, 2007
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cV1bNroT_I&NR=1 - US Navy Birthday Video - Fallujah, Iraq, 2008 (version played in camp)
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to The United States Navy - 1775 AND Kenny Bransford ('63) AND Larry Cutler ('64) of VA AND Pattie Hilsdon Reisinger ('66) of CO AND My #1 Son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL!Mickey Marcella ('54) of VA AND Liz Breeden ('61) of VA AND My Granddaughter, Eme Harty of TX!
Happy Birthday this week to:
17 - Betty Jean Dail Phillips ('57);
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
YESTERDAY IN WWII:
October 12, 1942 - Japanese ships retreated after their defeat in the Battle of Cape Esperance with the Japanese commander, Aritomo Gotō dying from wounds suffered in the battle and two Japanese destroyers sunk by Allied air attack.
October 12, 1944 -
The Liberation of Athens from the German invaders.
October 12, 1945 - Desmond Doss was the first conscientious objector to receive the U.S. Medal of Honor.
YESTERDAY IN 1963:
|Saturday, October 12, 1963 - Footballer
Raimond Aumann was born in
Augsburg (District Oberhausen),
Saturday, October 12, 1963 - Bull rider Lane Frost was born Lane Clyde Frost in in Lapoint, Utah. On July 30, 1989, at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyoming, after completing a successful 91-point ride on a Brahma bull named "Taking Care of Business", Frost dismounted and landed in the dirt. The bull turned and hit him in the side with his horn, breaking several of Frost's ribs. Lane initially rose to his feet, yelling at Tuff Hedeman for help. As he was running and signaling for help, Frost fell to the ground causing the broken ribs to puncture his lungs and heart. Lane was rushed to Memorial Hospital. On the discovery that Frost's heart injury was irreparable, the doctors pronounced him dead. He was 25 years old.
Saturday, October 12, 1963 - Footballer Alan McDonald was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He collapsed and died on 23 June 2012 while playing golf at Temple Golf and Country Club near Lisburn, Northern Ireland at the age of 48.
THIS DAY IN WWII:
October 13, 1943 - The new government of Italy sided with the Allies and declared war on Germany.
October 13, 1944 - Riga, the capital of Latvia, was occupied by the Red Army.
THIS DAY IN 1963:
|Sunday, October 13, 1963 - Author
Colin Channer was born in
Sunday, October 13, 1963 - Murderer Scott Andrew Mink was born. He was executed at the age of 40 by the State of Ohio on 20 July 2004 for beating his 79-year-old father and 72-year-old mother to death with a hammer. The crimes occurred on 19 Sept 2000, when Mink, angry with his parents because they hid his car keys to prevent him from leaving the house to buy drugs and alcohol, attacked William and Sheila Mink while they slept in their rural Montgomery County home
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/10/13 - "Doolittle Raiders ---The Final Toast to Come":
It's the cup of brandy that no one wants to drink.
Thank you, Billy!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 10/11/13 - "Kid Recites Bible - Then Busts Out George Strait During Pre-School Graduation:
AWW! What a hoot! Thanks, Joyce!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/12/13 - "The 1940s. ONE OF THE BEST":
|The 1940s. ONE OF THE
There have been many similar sites of the old days, but I think this is one of the best to bring up old memories.
If you're younger than sixty, (forget it), because you won't understand.
Otherwise: Enjoy. it takes a few minutes to load its worth the wait
OHHH! This completely mesmerized me! Thanks again, Billy!
From My Friend, Angela, of NC - 10/10/13 - "Applesauce Bread":
|This is so
simple to make and smelled so delicious as it baked! You probably have
all the ingredients already ~ Check it out!
1/2 cup softened butter
1 large egg
1 1/2 t. baking soda
3/4 t. nutmeg
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 cups of flour
1 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. kosher salt
1-1/2 cups of applesauce
1 t. pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, first blend together the butter, egg, and sugar. Then add the flour, baking soda, spices, and salt. After it starts to from a crumbly dough, pour in the applesauce and mix together.
I used two small loaf pans, pouring mixture evenly into both. I sprayed my pans with cooking spray first or you could use parchment paper, depending on the dish you choose to bake them in.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes.
Oooh, they smell soooo good!! They came out perfectly moist with just the right amount of spice!
YUMMY! Thanks, Angela!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/25/13 - "Your Laugh for Today (#13 in a series of 15)":
DATES TO REMEMBER:
and history courtesy of
1 - 961210-N-0710M-001 (DECEMBER
10, 1996)--The U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)
2 - 040827-N-4459K-002 Virginia
Beach, Va. (Aug. 27, 2004) - A UH-3H Sea King helicopter assigned to the Search
Navy Flag Image used to create
Divider Lines courtesy of
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Crying Baby clip art courtesy of http://www.barbspics.com/baby/babypage06index.html - 09/28/05 (resaved 02/27/09)
Laughing Frog courtesy of
('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon
('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06