- NNHS Newsletter -
“For in this modern world, the instruments
of warfare are not solely
|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,
Did you remember the significance of this day - which technically no longer exists? That's right, it's Navy Day!
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Iu8y2pvuRg - The Navy Hymn - 2008 Naval Academy Men's Glee Club
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bnm-4kSLKdI - The Navy Hymn - the Sea Chanters chorus of the U.S. Navy Band
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KCiMdR1ox0 - The Navy Hymn - beautiful double slide show with an international twist
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e51_JnHF-V8&NR=1&feature=fvwp - The Navy Hymn - Phil Coulter - also a two-part version with an interesting history of the hymn
In the United States, the Navy League of the United States organized the first Navy Day in 1922, holding it on October 27 because it was the birthday of the Navy-supporting President Theodore Roosevelt. Although meeting with mixed reviews the first year, in 1923 over 50 major cities participated, and the United States Navy sent a number of its ships to various port cities for the occasion. The 1945 Navy Day was an especially large celebration, with President Harry S. Truman reviewing the fleet in New York Harbor.
In 1949, Louis A. Johnson, secretary of the newly-created Department of Defense, directed that the US Navy's participation occur on Armed Forces Day in May, although as a civilian organization the Navy League was not affected by this directive, and continued to organize Navy Day celebrations as before. In the 1970s, the "birthday" of the Continental Navy was found to be October 13, 1775, and so CNO Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt worked with the Navy League to define that as the new date of Navy Day.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA AND Kermit Whiteside ('57) AND Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC AND Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA AND Mary Blandford McGehee ('62) of LA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
29 - Ray Barnes ('65) of VA AND Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA;
30 - Virginia Gall (Feb. '48) of VA;
31 - Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA;
01 - Russ Stephenson ('57) of MD AND Colin Faison ('58) of VA;
02 - John Clark ('57) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|October 27, 1914 - The British lost their first battleship of World War I: The British super-dreadnought battleship HMS Audacious (23,400 tons), was sunk off Tory Island, north-west of Ireland, by a minefield laid by the armed German merchant-cruiser Berlin. The loss was kept an official secret in Britain until November 14 1918. The sinking was witnessed and photographed by passengers on RMS Olympic sister ship of RMS Titanic.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
October 27, 1940 - French General Charles de Gaulle set up the Empire Defense Council.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
|Tuesday, October 27, 1964 - Ronald Reagan delivered a speech on behalf of Republican candidate for president, Barry Goldwater. The speech launched his political career and came to be known as "A Time for Choosing".|
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/21/14 - "NNHS 64/50 Reunion Photos":
You can see a ton of photos of our reunion on Snapfish...
I'll try to snag a few
"John Lennon" and
Jean Poole Burton
Jean Poole Burton and
Linda Lane Lane
Ellen and David Block, and
Stuart Nachman ('63)
Rick Cristol and
Betty Sue Lanier Rough
and Bob Rough
photoelectric smoke detectors starting as low as $12.39.
The video refers to death of the children from smoke inhalation. This is really misleading. These deaths are from the toxic fumes given off from burning stuff like small amounts of plastic. Death can result in 90 seconds from a small fire in a plastic waste basket. The bit about "smoke inhalation" is something that needs to be changed to "toxic fumes" in a reeducation effort. Death by smoke inhalation is something you get from cigarettes, and it takes years.
You would do well to examine your smoke detectors to make sure that you have a proper warning in case of noxious fumes such as smoke that could be devastating to you and your family.
Smoke Detectors - Extremely important warning!
Something I wasn't aware of and apparently some fire fighters weren't either.
This video is worth watching to learn.
YOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI! Thank you for this valuable alert, Buster! This is heartbreaking to watch!
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 10/26/14 - "This will rip your heart out..... must see...":
|THEY DON'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN
https://www.youtube.com/embed/9FCxuVSkT7k - On the Road: Ohio boy pays it forward with found fortune
|Thank you so much, Dearest Judy!|
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 10/26/14 - "What a wonderful world!!":
It was actually a commercial for the BBC.
Thank you so much, Haul Party! This is - well, wonderful!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/26/14 - "An OMGosh Medical Mishap and a serious warning about farm and petting zoos":
|THAT IT IS! Thanks, Catherine!|
From My Friend, Hank, of KY - 10/26/14 - "The Chemistry of Honey":
Honey is cool.
TRULY! Thanks, Hank!
BONUS HALLOWEEN CROCHET PATTERNS:
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA -
09/23/14 - "A little food for the soul (#26 in a series of 28)":|
From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/26/14:
"Eternal Father, Strong to Save - The U.S. Navy Hymn" midi courtesy of http://home.att.net/~shannon11415/july4th/navy.mid - 11/14/04
"Eternal Father, Strong to Save - The U.S. Navy Hymn" lyrics courtesy of http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq53-1.htm - 11/14/04
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
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07
Crying Baby clip art courtesy of http://www.barbspics.com/baby/babypage06index.html - 09/28/05 (resaved 02/27/09)
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Animated Laughing Smiley
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05