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11/11/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Veterans Day

But fame is theirs - and future days
On pillar'd brass shall tell their praise;
Shall tell - when cold neglect is dead -
'These for their country fought and bled.'

- Philip Freneau
(02 Jan 1752 - 18 Dec 1832)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's theme repeats every year - as well it should.

      A big Thank You to all you Veterans out there!

BONUS #1 - - God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand - Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra

BONUS #2 - - Veterans Day: 8 Online Ways to Thank Our Troops

        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 11/10/12 - "Veterans Day Tribute":

Here is a tribute to all veterans - but particularly those US Army vets of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. I have the utmost respect and deepest gratitude to those who sacrificed. All who go on deployments sacrifice for the citizens of the United States and even the world. Some sacrifice more - but all who have, do, and will deploy, do indeed sacrifice. And the price cannot be truly understood unless you have paid the price yourself. Here is to our Veterans of the United States Armed Forces....  I spent much of yesterday putting it together. I have wanted to do this for a while, and I finally got around to it. After I re-deployed I had a different perspective on how the world looks at the US Armed Forces. Prior to deploying, this song didn't make me think of service in the Army.

   WOWZERONI! What a great job you did on that video! Thanks, Brent - for everything!


"God of Our Fathers" is a 19th-century American Christian hymn, written to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States Declaration of Independence in 1876.[1]

The hymn was written by Daniel C. Roberts,[2] a priest in the Protestant Episcopal Church serving as vicar of St. Paul’s Church in Concord, New Hampshire. Roberts had served in the American Civil War in the 84th Ohio Infantry.

In 1892, Roberts sent the hymn anonymously to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church to be considered by a group tasked with revising the Episcopal hymnal. If the group accepted his hymn, Roberts said he would send them his name. The commission approved it. The hymnal editor and organist George W. Warren were to choose a hymn for the celebration of the Centennial of the United States Constitution. They chose Roberts' lyrics, which were originally sung to a tune called "Russian Hymn." Warren wrote a new tune called "National Hymn."[2]

HOMEWORK (required viewing):


ASSIGNMENT #2 - - Veterans Day Tribute, 2009 - Toby Keith - America Soldier

ASSIGNMENT #3 - - Veterans Day Tribute

ASSIGNMENT #4 - - Veterans Day Tribute

(extra credit):

   Happy Veterans Day Birthday today to    David Bell ('64) of NJ!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Barbara Womble Lawson (NNHS / Hampton HS) of VA AND   Jean Pittman Priest ('64) of FL!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

14 -   Glenda Stewart Martin Faires ('68) of GA AND    Timothy of DC (son of    Kathy Cooper - '70 - of VA);

15 -    the late Bobbie Whitehurst Canady ('57) of VA (deceased 11/16/07) AND       My Niece, Shari, of VA;

16 -    the late George-Morewitz ('57) (deceased 06/09/08);

17 - Ronald Creech ('57);

18 -   Joe Drewry ('58) of VA AND    Jane Coltrane Leonard ('64) of VA AND   Ann Allen ('65) of NC! 

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 11, 1940 - Battle of Taranto – The Royal Navy launched the first aircraft carrier strike in history, on the Italian fleet at Taranto.

November 11, 1940 - The German cruiser Atlantis captured top secret British mail, and sent it to Japan.

November 11, 1942 - Nazi Germany completed its occupation of France.

November 11, 1944 - Dr. jur. Erich Göstl, a member of the Waffen SS, was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. It was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery, after losing his face and eyes during the Battle of Normandy.

November 11, 1992 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin told U.S. senators in a letter that Americans had been held in prison camps after World War II. Some were "summarily executed," but others were still living in his country voluntarily.


Sunday, November 11, 1962 - Kuwait's National Assembly ratified the Constitution of Kuwait.

Sunday, November 11, 1962 - Keyboardist Mic Michaeli was born in Upplands Väsby, Sweden.

Sunday, November 11, 1962 - Footballer Georgios Mitsibonas was born in Tsaritsani, Greece. He was killed in a car crash near the village of Giannouli, Greece on 13 Sept 1997 at the age of 35.

Sunday, November 11, 1962 - Actress Demi Moore was born in Roswell, New Mexico.

Sunday, November 11, 1962 - Musician James Morrison was born in Boorowa, New South Wales.

Sunday, November 11, 1962 - Freestyle swimmer and water polo player Joseph Ruddy (b. 28 Sept 1878) died at the age of 84.


07/24/12 -    
Dave Arnold, Class of 1965, husband of      the Head Cheerleader of 1965, Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA - - ONLY ABOUT 3/4 FINISHED, BUT AVAILABLE AS IS NOW (There are images and notes missing, but I hope to be able to finally finish it on Monday.....)


 - All these pages are waiting to receive your memories - or nominate another teacher not yet shown!

                1. - brand new page with one image

                2. - page repaired  

     From Rip Collins ('65) of TN -
11/09/12, 2:39 PM (but only just appeared !?!):

Do not ask Wayne Stokes to launch a memory path. He is too old to remember "squat"!

Shoot, I forgot my name, Oh!

Rip Collins

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Rip Precious! And speaking of Wayne Honey.....

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 11/10/12, 10:09 AM - "Point Well Made!":

    Joe Madagan ('57 - of FL) added an excellent positive to our sharing of the Newsletter--and I second it! Along with the memories we must remember to always be ready to help whenever we can. It's the Typhoon way!
R. Wayne Stokes(1 of 3)

   Thank you so much, Wayne Honey!

     From the Head Cheerleader of 1965, Pam Smith Arnold of VA - 11/10/12, 10:36 AM:

Thanks, Carol.

Last week, I took my grandson to ride the Buckroe Carousel in Hampton. It is so beautiful, and I am glad I could share that memory with him.

Love you - Pam

   OHHH, the Carousel! When I think of my childhood, that's the first thing that comes to my mind! How wonderful that you were able to share that with    Sammy!

   Thank you so much, Cousin Pam - love you, too!

BONUS PATRIOTIC CROCHET PATTERNS: - Barbara Roy's Star and Stripes Afghan - "Crochet this patriotic showpiece of bunting stripes and stars to adorn your house with color and display your patriotism all year long. Beginners have the skills to make this afghan and they will achieve stunning results. Bunting stripes and stars add up to a patriotic showpiece." - Patricia Hewitt's Land That I Love Appliqué or Pin


  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 10/22/12, 10:36 AM - "Morning Awwwww (#16 in a Series of 22)":



     AWWWWW! Thanks, Norris Sweetie!

So this is where you live, eh?

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/24/12, 12:32 PM - "More Really Cool Ideas (#8 in a Series of 18)":


From - 06/10/12:

Some of these are really great ideas.
Had 2 Share

     WOWZERS! Thanks, Ruthie!  

From - 06/10/12:

During a simulated attack, the troops have to defend themselves against an imaginary enemy, as the sergeant calls it. Bawling out orders, he notices that one recruit shows little response. “You there,” the sergeant shouts, “the imaginary enemy is advancing, and your are caught in the crossfire. Action!”

The recruit takes two steps to one side.

“What are you doing, man?” Yells the sergeant, purple with fury.

“I’m taking shelter behind an imaginary tree, Sergeant,” answers the recruit calmly.


1. Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 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.

3. Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 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.



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   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                  Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand

Lyrics by Daniel C. Roberts, 1876

Music, "National Hymn", by George W. Warren,1892

God of our fathers, whose almighty hand
Leads forth in beauty all the starry band
Of shining worlds in splendor through the skies
Our grateful songs before Thy throne arise.

Thy love divine hath led us in the past,
In this free land by Thee our lot is cast,
Be Thou our Ruler, Guardian, Guide and Stay,
Thy Word our law, Thy paths our chosen way.

From war’s alarms, from deadly pestilence,
Be Thy strong arm our ever sure defense;
Thy true religion in our hearts increase,
Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.

Refresh Thy people on their toilsome way,
Lead us from night to never ending day;
Fill all our lives with love and grace divine,
And glory, laud, and praise be ever Thine.

"The National Hymn" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 11/05/07

Veterans Day Title Image courtesy of My Friend, Tina, of NC - 11/010/12
Thanks, Tina!

Animated Military Seals clip art courtesy of - 05/26/06

Golden, Red, and Blue Stars Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 11/11/09

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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 Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated Coast Guard and Air Force Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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!!

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