09/14/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
of The National Anthem
“When Freedom from her mountain height
Joseph Rodman Drake, The American Flag
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's celebration simply just doesn't happen every day!
BONUS #1 - The Star Spangled Banner - "The story of how our national anthem came to be. This is a story every American should hear. It's a little lengthy, but I'm sure it'll be worth your time."
BONUS #2 - The Star Spangled Banner - The Texas Children's Choir performs the National Anthem at the AT&T Center, February 24, 2010.
|"The Star-Spangled Banner" is the
national anthem of the
United States. The lyrics come from "Defence of Fort M'Henry",
a poem written in 1814 by the 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet
Francis Scott Key after witnessing the bombardment of
Fort McHenry by British ships of the
Royal Navy in the
Chesapeake Bay during the
Battle of Fort McHenry in the
War of 1812.
The poem was set to the tune of a popular British song written by John Stafford Smith for the Anacreontic Society, a men's social club in London. "The Anacreontic Song" (or "To Anacreon in Heaven"), with various lyrics, was already popular in the United States. Set to Key's poem and renamed "The Star-Spangled Banner", it would soon become a well-known American patriotic song. With a range of one octave and one fifth (a semitone more than an octave and a half), it is known for being difficult to sing. Although the poem has four stanzas, only the first is commonly sung today.
"The Star-Spangled Banner" was recognized for official use by the Navy in 1889, and by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, and was made the national anthem by a congressional resolution on March 3, 1931 (46 Stat. 1508, codified at 36 U.S.C. § 301), which was signed by President Herbert Hoover.
Before 1931, other songs served as the hymns of American officialdom. "Hail, Columbia" served this purpose at official functions for most of the 19th century. "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", whose melody is identical to "God Save the Queen", the British national anthem, also served as a de facto anthem. Following the War of 1812 and subsequent American wars, other songs emerged to compete for popularity at public events, among them "The Star-Spangled Banner"...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to The late Bill Brewer ('57) (deceased 08/30/12) AND Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA AND Rick Harman ('65) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
16 - Tena Goodson Hensel ('39) of VA AND The late Mr. John Huller ('43) (deceased 07/29/09) AND Brian Cooper of SC!
17 - The late Mr. George McIntosh (deceased - 05/04/05) AND Hugh McLawhorne ('57) AND Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA;
18 - Bobby Bell ('57) AND Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL AND The United States Air Force - 1947
20 - Barry Stutt ('57);
21 - Maxine Petty Ramey ('57)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
200 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|September 14, 1814 - The poem Defence of Fort McHenry is written by Francis Scott Key. The poem is later used as the lyrics of The Star-Spangled Banner.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
September 14, 1930 - Germans elected Nazis to office making
them the second largest political party in Germany.
September 14, 1939 - The Estonian military boarded the Polish submarine ORP Orzeł in Tallinn, sparking a diplomatic incident that the Soviet Union would later use to justify the annexation of Estonia.
September 14, 1940 -
massacre: The Hungarian Army, supported by
local Hungarians, kill 158
Ip, Sălaj, a village in
Northern Transylvania, an act of
September 14, 1944 - The U.S. 1st Marine Division landed on the island of Peleliu under Operation Stalemate. The goal was to provide support for Gen. Douglas MacArthur as he prepared to invade the Philippines.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
|Monday, September 14, 1964 - Actor Stephen Dunham was born Stephen Dunham Bowers in Boston, Massachusetts. He died of a heart attack on his 48th birthday, September 14, 2012,, in Burbank, California.|
From Bill Black ('66) of GA - 09/11/14:
... Best to you and the family, and of course, thanks for all you do to keep us all in touch!
Thank you, Bill - great to hear from you!
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 09/12/14 - "a good one.............":
For those who understand, no explanation is needed. For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.
One day I had lunch with some friends. Jim, a short, balding golfer type about 80 years old, came along with them---all in all, a pleasant bunch.
When the menus were presented, we ordered salads, sandwiches, and soups, except for Jim who said, "Ice Cream, please. Two scoops, chocolate.
I wasn't sure my ears heard right, and the others were aghast. "Along with heated apple pie," Jim added, completely unabashed.
We tried to act quite nonchalant, as if people did this all the time.. But when our orders were brought out, I didn't enjoy mine.
I couldn't take my eyes off Jim as his pie a-la-mode went down. The other guys couldn't believe it. They ate their lunches silently and grinned.
The next time I went out to eat, I called and invited Jim. I lunched on white meat tuna. He ordered a parfait. I smiled. He asked if he amused me.
I answered, "Yes, you do, but also you confuse me. How come you order rich desserts, while I feel I must be sensible?"
He laughed and said "I'm tasting all that is Possible. I try to eat the food I need, and do the things I should. But life's so short, my friend, I hate missing out on something good. This year I realized how old I was. (He grinned) I haven't been this old before. So, before I die, I've got to try those things that for years I had ignored.
"I haven't smelled all the flowers yet. There are too many trout streams I haven't fished. There're more fudge sundaes to wolf down and kites to be flown overhead.
"There are too many golf courses I haven't played. I've not laughed at all the jokes. I've missed a lot of sporting events and potato chips and cokes.
"I want to wade again in water and feel ocean spray on my face. I want to sit in a country church once more and thank God for His grace.
"I want peanut butter every day spread on my morning toast. I want un-timed long distance calls to the folks I love the most.
"I haven't cried at all the movies yet, or walked in the morning rain. I need to feel wind on my face. I want to be in love again.
"So, if I choose to have dessert, instead of having dinner, then should I die before night fall, I'd say I died a winner, because I missed out on nothing. I filled my heart's desire. I had that final chocolate mousse before my life expired."
With that, I called the waitress over.. "I've changed my mind, " I said. "I want what he is having, only add some more whipped cream!"
Thank you so much, Wayne! (Not to speak negatively, but I feel I must warn y'all, this is exactly how I gained back all the weight I lost and more... )
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 09/12/14 - "Oscars Opening Ceremony":
|THE OSCARS OPENING CEREMONY YOU DID NOT SEE
The 3 minutes and 47 seconds of the OSCARS OPENING CEREMONIES that were not shown on TV.
A must watch...it is absolutely spectacular!!
WOWZERS! Thank you, Dearest Judy!
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 09/12/14 - "SPECIAL ...... America":
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!
Thank you so much, Wayne!
From My Friend, Nick, of UT
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 08/29/14 - "Messages (#16 in a series of 17)":
|Thank you, Wayne Honey!|
From My Niece, Shari, of VA -
09/04/14 - "Ways to decorate using old items... (#8 in a series of 18)":
Love some of these ideas.
The show Flea Market Flip,
is another source to get great ideas...
COOL BEANS! Thanks, Shari!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 09/08/14 - "Church Pics (#2 in a Series of 19)":
IN GOD WE TRUST--If GOD is your co-pilot, change seats!
GIGGLES! Thank you, Joyce!
|BONUS STAR SPANGLED CROCHET PATTERN:|
http://makeitcrochet.com/free-crochet-pattern-star-spangled/ - Michele Wilcox's Star Spangled Diaper Cover and Hat Set
BONUS STAR SPANGLED RECIPES:
|http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Holiday---Celebration-Recipes/July-4th-Recipes/Flag-Recipes - Flag Recipes - "Celebrate Memorial Day, Flag Day or July 4th with these patriotic flag recipes."|
From www.ajokeaday.com - 09/13/14:
|A young woman
visited her parents and brought her fiancé to meet them. After an
elaborate dinner, the mother told her husband to find out about the
The father invited the fiancée to his library for a drink. “So what are your plans?” the father asked the young man.
“I am a Torah scholar,” he said.
“A Torah scholar, Hmmm,” the father said. “Admirable, but what will you do to provide a nice house for my daughter to live in, as she is accustomed to?”
“I will study,” the young man said, and G_d will provide for us.”
“And how will you buy her a beautiful engagement ring, such as she deserves?” asked the father.
“I will concentrate on my studies,” the young man replied, “G_d will provide for us.”
“And children?” asked the father. “How will you support children?”
“Don’t worry, sir, G_d will provide,” replied the fiancé.
The conversation continued like this, and each time the father questioned, the young idealist insisted that G_d would provide.
Later, the mother asked, “How did it go, Honey?”
The father answered, “He has no job and no plans, but the good news is he thinks I’m G_d.”
DATES TO REMEMBER:
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Love to all, Carol
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"The Star Spangled Banner" lyrics courtesy of
http://www.law.ou.edu/hist/ssb.html - 06/22/04
"The Star Spangled Banner" midi courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/~Son_Struck/pmm.html - 06/22/04
Antique Postcard Image bearing American Flag courtesy of http://vintageholidaycrafts.com/vintage-american-flag-clip-art-for-flag-day/ - 06/13/09
Gold Stars Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars16.html - 06/13/09
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Animated Army, and Navy Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Laughter clip art courtesy of
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Animated Thumbs Up Smiley courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/19/06
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