11/11/18 - 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 - 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 (then 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 - Veterans Day Tribute, 2009 - Toby Keith - America Soldier
ASSIGNMENT #2 - Veterans Day Tribute
ASSIGNMENT #3 - Veterans Day Tribute
ASSIGNMENT #4 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veterans_Day
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) (d. 11/16/07) AND My Niece, Shari, of VA;
16 - The late George-Morewitz ('57) (d. 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!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
November 11, 1918 -
World War I:
Germany signed an
armistice agreement with
the Allies in a railroad car in the
forest of Compičgne.
November 11, 1918 - Emperor Charles I of Austria relinquished power.
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.
|Sunday, November 11, 1968 - Vietnam War: Operation Commando Hunt initiated. The goal was to interdict men and supplies on the Ho Chi Minh trail, through Laos into South Vietnam.|
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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/11/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
|REMEMBER! There IS a difference!|
From John Murden ('60) of VA - 11/08/16:
|ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, John!|
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)
My Niece, Shari, of VA
10/31/18 - "Statistics (#11 in a series of 18)":
numbers are based on a single day. The one that may not be clear is the 5000 -
an estimate of how many steps the average person takes in a day. I don't know if
anyone else will find these of interest, or as much as I do, but one thing that
stood out to me is the imbalance in the numbers. Our dependence on technology is
clear. It is certainly a blessing in many ways; just hope it does not make life
WOW! Thank you, Shari!
From www.ajokeaday.com- 11/10/18:
Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde
Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.
2. Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 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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Love to all, Carol