11/11/16 - 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
From Jane Hinnant Clark ('67) of NC - 11/10/16:
I am doing great. Just a few sharp pains under my left arm every now and then. Taking pain meds for that. But, I am really thanking God for keeping His hands on me.
The doctor is calling this stage 1 cancer so far; will know more by Monday, I hope.
But, I am feeling great. I have had some wonderful friends and family taking care of me. I thank God for them.
I love each and every one of you. God bless you for your wonderful love and tender care. XXOXOXOXO
EXCELLENT! Thank you, Jane! We're still praying!
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 when France's zone libre was occupied by German forces in Case Anton.
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.
|Friday, November 11, 1966 - NASA launched Gemini 12.|
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 Marc Snyder ('65) of NC - 11/10/16:
|I would to thank all of our servicemen and
women on this Veterans Day for keeping this country free and the best
place to live in the world. A special thanks to my son who has been in
the service for the last 18 years, so very proud of him.
DEFINITELY! Thank you, Marc!
From John Murden ('60) of VA - 11/08/16:
|ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, John!|
From Brenda Shepard McCoy ('67) of VA - 11/10/16:
is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to
understand the lawn mower, snowblower and vacuum cleaner.”
(1893 - 1911)
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/08/16 - "Spectacular Pictures (#11 in a series of 40)":
Here are several really nice
photos to enjoy.
WOWZERS! Thank you, Billy!
Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 10/17/16 - "For Those of You Who Appreciate Irony (#11 in a series of 16)":
BONUS NOVEMBER DECORATING IDEA:
From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/10/16:
|When I went back to the medical lab to have
some blood drawn, I was greeted with a battery of questions from the
“Has your address changed?” she asked.
“No,” I answered.
“Your phone number?”
“What about your birthday?”
DATES TO REMEMBER:
|1. Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 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 11/11/16
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
- John Phillip Sousa,
"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
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
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16