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11/11/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Veterans Day

“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means
a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.”

G. K. Chesterton
(29 May 1874 - 14 June 1936)

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.

Cynthia Ozick
(b. 17 Apr 1928)

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 OK (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



   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  the late Wayne Gaskill ('63) (d. 09/24/19);

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!


November 11, 1869 - The Victorian Aboriginal Protection Act was enacted in Australia, giving the government control of indigenous people's wages, their terms of employment, where they could live, and of their children, effectively leading to the Stolen Generations.


November 11, 1919 - The Industrial Workers of the World attacked an Armistice Day parade in Centralia, Washington, ultimately resulting in the deaths of five people.

November 11, 1919 - Latvian forces defeated the West Russian Volunteer Army at Riga in the Latvian War of Independence.


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. Erich 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.

November 11, 1969 - Just nuffin'! Again!!

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.”

- Dieter F. Uchtdorf, October 2008
(b. 06 Nov 1940)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/11/17:
   Thank you, Joan!

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 11/11/19, @ 8:00 AM - "HONORING: The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month":

  I remember in the not-too-distant past attending a public meeting where a presentation was being made on veterans programs and benefits to elected officials. After the meeting, one of the elected politicians asked why veterans received recognition and benefits that others do not. He equated the needs of veterans with all others needing help, including those suffering due to bad choices. As a veteran in attendance, I softly muttered under my breath and looked about the room. The overwhelming majority in attendance shared the same sentiment as me with many even slightly shaking their head saying NO without needing words.

So, on this Veterans Day 2019 I think it's appropriate to explain why veterans are indeed special. And, in doing so, I seek no special favors, for I was blessed to be one of the lucky ones and finish service unscathed by serious injury. But I do take pride in my service and know that all honorably discharged veterans, regardless of the circumstances of their service, did make sacrifices that likely created personal hardship and a major shock to their young lives. Yet, despite these factors, they served because they felt it was their duty.

Now some will say that those who were drafted did nothing special since they did what the law required of them. Yet, a significant number of Americans during Vietnam opted to leave the country and hide. And others had personal relationships with others who pulled strings to get them exempted. The overwhelming majority, however, did what they were called to do, served honorably, and either decided to make a career of service, served longer than their required commitment for whatever reason, or opted to come home when their requirement was met. So, it's only natural that a grateful nation would honor them and offer benefits such as the GI Bill or home loans in addition to assistance provided for those suffering from medical issues caused or aggravated by their service. They, like their full volunteer brothers and sisters, deserve it.
I'm not saying that others having issues for which they might need a variety of forms of help, but to try and lump those who sacrificed in service in the same category as those who made bad lifestyle choices is more than just a bad idea. It is a slap not only in the face of veterans but all Americans who love our military men and women and know that defense of our nation is a principal purpose of government.

Furthermore, commitments have been made to veterans which have never been lived up to. We are so often a shallow society, regardless of our political persuasion, when it comes to living up to our promises and it impacts our integrity and our honor as a nation. We can't expect young men and women to put themselves in a situation where their lives could very well be on the line in loyal service to their country without paying the price for it. If that's what we expect, our finest and fittest will certainly look for other options than voluntary service. A draft will be restored and morale will plummet to the depths.

The idea began with the ceasing of facilities in the bloody fields of France on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, yet the full treaty of peace officially ending the “War to end all Wars” didn’t come for many months and the designation of Veterans Day from Armistice Day came years later. And, of course, we all know that war didn’t end with the conclusion of World War I as we were in an even more horrific war just a generation later. Sadly, war will never end as long as evil prowls unabated on the earth and we have been in many more undeclared wars requiring many more servicemen and women since. We must never forget them and their willingness to serve.

So, on this Veterans Day, honor those who have faithfully served in military uniform. And thank them for their service. Memorial Day is designated for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Veterans Day is for all veterans who served honorably. Never forget either of these great designated holidays.

   Thank you so much, Jimmy!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 05/19/17:

  REMEMBER! There IS a difference!

  From John Murden ('60) of VA - 11/08/16:

  ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, John!

It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawn mower, snowblower and vacuum cleaner.”

- Ben Bergor
(1893 - 1911)


Gold Thanksgiving Décor Ideas - "Gold is a rather traditional color for Thanksgiving as well as purple and burgundy. Gold is suitable for many styles and types of serving, and there are many different accessories and tableware to choose from. Start from painting pumpkins and faux leaves gold; then take a gold tablecloth and napkins, gold candles and tableware. If you are looking for something more spectacular, mix gold with some other color – black, burgundy or white. As for materials, gold goes very well with burlap, so you use it for a table runner or napkins and easily create rustic style. An original idea is to make placecards of natural leaves writing with a sharpie on them."

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 showpiece."

Patricia Hewitt's Land That I Love Appliqué or Pin




From - 11/10/18:

A baby camel was born at the zoo last week and the poor thing had no hump...

So they named him Humphrey.

1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 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.

3. Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 07/16/19

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

  Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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The Thunderer

- John Phillip Sousa, 1889
(06 Nov 1854 - 06 Mar 1932)

"The Thunderer" midi courtesy of - 11/11/09

Veterans Day Title Image courtesy of - 11/11/11

Animated Military Seals clip art courtesy of - 05/26/06

Golden, Red, and Blue Stars Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 11/11/09

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated  Coast Guard Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of - 05/23/16

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