11/11/15 - 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 TX - 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!
800 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|November 11, 1215 - The Fourth Lateran Council met, defining the doctrine of transubstantiation, the process by which bread and wine are, by that doctrine, said to transform into the body and blood of Christ.|
150 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|November 11, 1865 - The Treaty of Sinchula was signed by which Bhutan ceded the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.|
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 recognize 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.
|Thursday, November 11, 1965 - In
Zimbabwe), the white-minority government of
unilaterally declared independence.
Thursday, November 11, 1965 - Screenwriter and producer Max Mutchnick was born Jason Nidorf Mutchnick in Chicago, Illinois.
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 11/10/15:
|“... To all who suffer—to all who feel discouraged, worried, or lonely—I say with love and deep concern for you, never give in. Never surrender. Never allow despair to overcome your spirit.”|
Thanks so much, Susan!
From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/10/15:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
"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
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett
Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Animated Coast Guard Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Big Grin Smiley
courtesy of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/05/09