11/11/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Veterans Day
“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms.
often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's theme repeats every year - as well it should.
BONUS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TABgA56LpTo - The Thunderer - US Army Ceremonial Band
A big Thank You to all you Veterans out there!
From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of LA - 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 fabulous job you did on that video! Thanks, Brent - for everything!
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) (deceased 11/16/07) AND My Niece, Shari, of VA;
16 - the late George-Morewitz ('57) (deceased 06/09/08);
17 - Ronald Creech ('57) AND Wayne Gaskill ('63);
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.
|Wednesday, November 11, 1964 - Actress Anabel Alonso was born Ana Isabel Alonso Gómez in Baracaldo, Vizcaya, Spain.|
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 11/10/14 - "Remembrance":
A Prayer chain for our military... Don't break it!
It's the Military, not the
reporter who has given us the freedom of the press. It's the Military,
not the poet, who has
Thank you so much, George!
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 11/10/14 - "Remember Our Past and Present On This Veterans Day!":
|Remember Why We Have Veterans
Please take the time to share this with your children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and those you love.
Read the attachment "Freedom Is Not Free!" and watch the
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ervaMPt4Ha0 and keep Our Warriors and
their families, past and present, in your thoughts and prayers. They pay
the price so we can be free. We must continue to fight for the freedoms
that we are given by God!
Thanks so much, Dearest Judy!
From Charles Schneider ('60) of TX - 11/10/14:
Here is a link your readers might like.
Charles Schneider (60)
WOWZERS! Thank you, Charles! I hope they did; I know I did!
From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of LA - 11/10/14 - "Cast Iron Pans":
|Yea, love cast iron
skillets and Dutch oven!
Thanks again, Brent! This was very informative!
From Me ('65) of NC - 11/10/14 - "Topsy Turvy Hamburger Pie":
| Speaking of cast iron
skillets, this is my favorite dish to make in one - other than
cornbread, of course.
TOPSY TURVY HAMBURGER PIE
1 ˝ lbs. hamburger 1 ˝ c. flour
1 c. chopped onion 3 tsp. baking powder
2 Tbsp. butter 1 tsp. salt
1 can tomato soup 1 tsp. paprika
1 can peas 1 tsp. celery salt
1 tsp. basil ˝ tsp. pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder 5 Tbsp. shortening
1 tsp. seasoned salt ľ c. milk
In an iron skillet, brown onion in butter. Add hamburger, and cook until brown, but not crumbly. Drain and rinse. Add tomato soup, peas, and seasonings, and simmer until thick.
Sift together dry ingredients, and cut in shortening. Add milk and stir until blended. Spread bread mixture over hamburger mixture, and place skillet in oven which has been preheated to 450 degrees for 20 minutes.
Cut in wedges and serve hot. Serves 6 to 8.
~ Carol Buckley Harty, Fayetteville, NC
VARIATIONS: They are myriad, such as: Substitute dry onion soup mix for the chopped onion. Substitute 1 jar of spaghetti sauce for tomato soup. Substitute Bisquik for the longer bread mixture.
From Barbara Woods Spiers ('61) of VA - 11/10/14 - "Tortellini Soup":
This is a great soup for a cold winter night, especially when you don't have a lot of time to make a "homemade" meal that takes forever. It's also a great way to get some vegetables in your diet, but in a yummy way! Serve with a little buttery toasted bread and you've got yourself a tasty supper. The best part is that it's even better the next day!
3 T olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
3 stalks, celery, chopped
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 onion diced
10 oz. box frozen spinach (unthawed)
2 cans cream of chicken soup
2 cans water
32 oz. chicken broth
Family size package of cheese or chicken tortellini, half cooked
1) Put olive oil in the bottom of a large soup/stock pan.
2) Sauté garlic, celery, carrots and onions until tender.
3) Add frozen spinach. Break up blocks of spinach as you cook.
4) Continue to sauté until spinach thaws, then heats up.
5) Add cream of chicken soup and water.
6) Add chicken broth, then add tortellini.
7) Heat and serve.
Note: It's better to eat it a few hours after it's made so the broth soaks up into the noodles. Better yet, make it the night before.
Thank you, Barbara!
|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:|
They had one job to do...
OH, NOOO! Thanks, Janice!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA -
11/01/14 - "All you animal lovers (#9 in a series of 26)":
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 11/01/14 - "Funny Stuff (#7 in a series of 20)":
From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/10/14:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
2. Thursday, December 4, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1962
Dinner Get Together - 6:30 PM at Angelo's on J. Clyde Morris
Boulevard. CONTACT: Fran Heath Scott at 757-813-0446 or
2. Thursday, December 4, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1962 Dinner Get Together - 6:30 PM at Angelo's on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard. CONTACT: Fran Heath Scott at 757-813-0446 or email: email@example.com.
"The Thunderer" midi courtesy of http://www.dws.org/sousa/works.htm - 11/11/09
Veterans Day Title Image courtesy of http://www.go-patriots.com/Posters/Veterans%252520day.jpg -11/11/11 Animated Military Seals clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/bluefox/collection_2.html - 05/26/06
Golden, Red, and Blue Stars DividerLine 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
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI,
one of my
Animated Coast Guard Flag clip art courtesy of
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI, one of myFamous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Animated Coast Guard Flag clip art courtesy of
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Laughter clip art courtesy of
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06