11/11/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Veterans Day
fame is theirs - and future days
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 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMw-7Nsg78M - God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand - Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra
BONUS #2 - http://mashable.com/2011/11/11/veterans-day-online/ - Veterans Day: 8 Online Ways to Thank Our Troops
From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of AL - 11/10/12 (sic) - "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
hymn, written to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the
United States Declaration of Independence in 1876.
The hymn was written by Daniel C. Roberts, 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."
HOMEWORK (required viewing):
ASSIGNMENT #1 - http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/
ASSIGNMENT #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK7QxWDZ1yo&feature=related - Veterans Day Tribute, 2009 - Toby Keith - America Soldier
ASSIGNMENT #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Skk6qm6MAK8 - Veterans Day Tribute
ASSIGNMENT #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43CMUBEmEO0 - Veterans Day Tribute
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
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!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
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.
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.
THIS DAY IN 1963:
|Monday, November 11, 1963 - Wrestler Monty Sopp ("Billy Gunn") was born Monty Kip Sopp in Orlando, Florida.|
From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - 11/10/13 - "Thank You":
This is the grave
my maternal grandfather,
Robert Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25)
(19 Oct 1907 - 25 Apr 1960).
He was the regimental surgeon for the 116th infantry
regiment of the 29th infantry division. He was in the first
wave on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944.
I am very proud to call him my grandfather.
I also have many friends and relatives who have served diligently and I thank them all for their great sacrifice. Thank you to all those who are or have served in military and to their families who have supported them as well. I especially want to thank my father, Paul Harty; my brothers: Brent Harty and Joseph Mansfield and their families, my aunt Ramona Harty; my uncles: Miles Nowitzky (11 Jan 1932 - 07 May 2005); Gordon Harty and Gary Lafary; my cousin, Kevin Harty, as well as all my friends who are in/have served in the military.
I'm grateful for this wonderful country and the selfless sacrifices of all those who have gone before us. John 15:13 says that: "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends". That was talking about the Savior's sacrifice for each of us, but on this day I think it is appropriate as the men and woman of this great country have sacrificed their lives, time, blood, limbs, hearing, etc. to protect and serve those around them. As it says in Mosiah 2:17, "when ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God".
OUTSTANDING! Thank you, Adrienne!
From the Incomparable Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of PA - 11/10/13:
|Anyone who thinks the
Star-Spangled Banner shouldn't be in the LDS hymn book needs to hear the
Fayetteville First Ward sing all three verses on Veteran's Day Sunday.
SO TRUE! Wasn't that magnificent? Of course, the fact that you were "guesting" on the organ for that intermediate hymn certainly contributed to that powerful feeling! Thank you again, Charis! Come back to visit us again soon!
From My Friend, Tammy, of NC - 11/11/13 - "Freedom Isn't Free":
|OUTSTANDING! Thank you, Tammy!|
From My Friend, Liam, of NC (formerly of England) - 11/11/13:
Thank you to all the soldiers both British & American for your military
service and for keeping us free and safe.
ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Liam!
From My#6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of NC - 10/10/13 - "Laziest Decorations Ever...":
|My kind of decorating.
|Thank you, Dale!|
|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
- Patricia Hewitt's Land That I Love Appliqué or
|BONUS PATRIOTIC RECIPES:|
From My Niece, Shari, of VA -
11/06/13 - "Some Things People Regret the Most Before They Die (#6 in a series
|AMEN! Thank you, Shari!|
www.ajokeaday.com - 11/10/13:
|Two cows were
talking through a fence. One cow said to the other, "You know, I'm
really worried about this Mad Cow Disease."
The other cow said to her, "I wouldn't be too worried about it. It can't affect us chickens."
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
1.Thursday, December 5, 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. Wednesday, December 11, 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.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 10/02/13
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
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God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand
Lyrics by Daniel C. Roberts, 1876
"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 http://my.homewithgod.com/heavenlymidis/USA/armyhymn.html - 11/05/07
Day Title Image courtesy of My Friend, Tina, of NC - 11/010/12
Animated Military Seals clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/bluefox/collection_2.html - 05/26/06
Golden, Red, and Blue Stars Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/fourthofjuly-htm/july_lines_4.htm - 11/11/09
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
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated Coast Guard and Army Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White
Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Governor Thomas Johnson High School's Logo courtesy of
Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
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