10/13/17 - NNHS Newsletter - 242nd 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,
holiday is brought to you by the United States Navy.
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, MO / Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Mickey Marcella ('54) of VA AND Liz Breeden ('61) of VA AND My Granddaughter, Eme Harty of UT!
Happy Birthday this week to:
15 - Milton Nunnally ('66 and '67) of VA;
17 - Betty Jean Dail Phillips ('57);
18 - Lou Kressaty (Butler HS, NJ - '57) of VA AND Carol Faith DeArment Blankenship ('61) of VA AND Jimmy Crank ('63) of VA AND the late Kathy Agee Glenny ('64) (deceased 06/03/06);
19 - Danny Coleman ('63) of NC;
20 - Vera Lee Cutchins Hinnant ('57) AND Mike Ozmer ('63) AND John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
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 1966:
|Friday, October 13, 1967 - The first game in the history of the American Basketball Association was played as the Anaheim Amigos lose to the Oakland Oaks 134–129 in Oakland, California.|
|“If we could have but
one generation of properly born, trained, educated and healthy children,
a thousand other problems of government would vanish. We would assure
ourselves of healthier minds, more vigorous bodies, to direct the
energies of our nation to greater heights of achievement.”
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 10/14/12:
Thank you - again this year - for acknowledging the Navy's birthday. Attached is what I shared with others of that day as my small contribution to honoring the naval service.
WOWZERONI! I read this fascinating account three times! Thanks again so very much for sharing it with us, Bill!
From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 10/13/17: