04/08/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Yom HaShoah
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is not a celebration, but a time to keep fresh in our hearts so we will never forget.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC9oDrwFAO0 - Remembrances - Itzhak Perlman
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqQRRYMrYe4 - "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" Preview - Studio East -"...I Never Saw Another Butterfly is a story based on the lives and art of Jewish children held in Terezin during WWII and the Holocaust. Please be aware of the emotional nature of this show and the subject matter it faces.
Take time today to remember those millions of worlds which ended.....
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA -04/29/08 (sic) - "WORLD WAR 2 PICTURES..........":
Not just Jews but Christians, ....too
WORLD WAR 2 PICTURES
|These photos were taken in Germany by James Emison Chanslor, an Army Master Sergeant who served in World War II from 1942 until 1945.|
|Source: Photos courtesy of John Michael Chanslor|
It is a matter of history that when Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps, he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.
He did this because he said in words to this effect: 'Get
it all on record now - get the films - get the witnesses - because somewhere
down the track of history some b *stard will get up and say that this never
The above sentence is not really correct, but it does nothing to negate the reality
of the horror of these images, or the fact that there are those who make such obscene claims:
It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in
.....remember, because we cannot let it ever happen again.
Thank you so much, Norris!
From Me('65) of NC - 04/25/06 (sic):
On a personal note, ..... I have every reason to believe that as the Regimental Surgeon for the 116th Infantry of the 29th Division, my daddy, the late Robert Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25) was present at the liberation of at least one of the infamous Nazi concentration camps. He would never actually admit it, but he was in the right place at the right time, and it would stand to reason that he should have been there. Moreover, on more than one occasion he related in great detail a delousing scene of woman prisoners (he called them "refugees") which I later viewed in a documentary exactly as he had described. Most telling to me, however, was the way he never missed an opportunity to show me, a young child, very graphic images of the camps as they appeared in magazines and on television. Considering the great care he had taken to protect me from other evils of the world, his heroic efforts that I should never forget speak volumes to me, even today.
Thank you, Daddy.
|Annette Funicello died today at age 70 - http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/annette-funicello-dies-mouseketeer-434733 - Rest in Peace|
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/20/13, 4:46 PM - " Dave Arnold's ('65)(12 Aug 1947 - 21 July 2012) Final Resting Place":
Please post this in an upcoming newsletter.
Arnold’s Ashes to be Distributed by Civil War Cannon at Fort
Shenandoah on April 13th
My good friend, Dave Arnold (NNHS ’65), died tragically on 21 July 2012, as a result of an automobile accident. In accordance with his wishes, his body was cremated.
It was also his wish that his ashes be distributed in the Shenandoah Valley. Dave loved "the Valley" (as he called it) of Virginia. He grew up in the Tidewater area, but his heart remained in the Valley area of Virginia. It is only fitting that his ashes should find their final home there.
It is also only fitting that his ashes should be distributed by being fired from his very own cannon, which he was having fabricated, so that he could more fully participate with the 1st Virginia, his skirmish group, which is a part of the North-South Skirmish Association.
His final wish will now be fulfilled, thanks to the efforts of his fellow Civil War skirmishers.
On April 13 at 12:00 noon, this ceremony will take place at Ft. Shenandoah at the primary range where the skirmish events are held. Attendees will enter and pass the range keeper's house, and there are signs to the main range.
All are welcome to attend. Dave would have been thrilled to have you watch his cannon being fired on the skirmish field. I can think of no greater way in which to honor his memory.
Fort Shenandoah is owned and operated by the North-South Skirmish Association and is located near Winchester VA.
You can learn more at their web site: http://www.n-ssa.org/
Directions are here: http://www.n-ssa.org/NATIONAL/maps.html
For GPS users, the street address is “480 Chalybeate Spring Road, Winchester VA, 22603”.
Oh, WOW! I had no idea! We wish we could make it ourselves, but I think the chances of that are infinitesimally small.....
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Denise Roane (Hampton HS - '71) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
10 - Dale Parsons, Sr. (June '48) of VA AND Skip Wood ('65) of NC;
11 - Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA AND Susan Avent Hill ('66) of VA AND Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA;
12 - Harvey Weinstein ('57) AND Richard Rawls ('71) of VA;
13 - Gil Hughes ('64);
14 - Linda DeShazo Hatchett (’65) of VA;
15 - George Helliesen ('61) of MI AND Linda Bowen Uplinger ('63) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1963:
|Monday, April 08, 1963 - Singer songwriter, actor, and
Julian Lennon was born in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Monday, April 08, 1963 - Financial commentator Seth Tobias was born. Early on September 4, 2007, Tobias' wife called 911 because he was face down in the swimming pool of his Florida home apparently no longer breathing. Some of the controversy surrounding his death was reported in The New York Times in an article on December 4, 2007.; the civil legal claims associated with his death were settled on June 19, 2008.
From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 04/01/13 - "Family Spring Cleaning Tips":
Whole Family Involved in Spring Cleaning
By Get Organized
Sometimes the only
way to get distracting members of the family out of the way while you
try to spring clean is to involve them in the process. Not many people
enjoy dealing with spring cleaning, but that does not mean that anybody
should have to do it alone. Having the whole family involved can make it
fun and rewarding at the same time. If everyone works hard to get
something clean, then everyone is also going to be more likely to want
to keep it clean. However, caution needs to be taken in order to give
people the right activities to make the work fun and safe for everyone.
From My Friend, Alice, of AZ - 04/05/13 - "Don't Get All Weird":
The local sheriff was
looking for a deputy, so Gomer, who was not exactly the sharpest nail in
the bucket, went in to try out for the job.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 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
2. Thursday, May 2, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.
3.Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com; CONTACT: Frank Gibson, email@example.com, Joyce Williams Nettles, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Susie Overton Jones, email@example.com
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 04/05/13
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
"Remembrances" midi courtesy of http://musicby.jw-music.net/midi.php?critere=film&lang=us - 04/29/08
Fiery Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.feebleminds-gifs.com/graphics-sitemap.html - 07/06/04
Image of Yellow Roses courtesy of http://www.beyondblossoms.com/sunshine-fresh-yellow-roses-flower-bouquet-p-177.html - 04/29/08
HaShoah clip art used to form Divider Line courtesy of http://harissa.com/D_Histoire/shoah_par_shira_simhony.htm - 04/25/06
Barbed Wire Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.cowboyclipart.net/horizontalrules/fences.asp - 04/30/08
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Air Force and Army Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Big Grin Smiley
courtesy of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/05/09