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“I can imagine no more rewarding a career.
And any man who may be asked
John F. Kennedy, 1 August 1963, in
Bancroft Hall at the U. S. Naval Academy
|10 Dec 1996 - Northern Puerto Rican Operations Area: USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)||27 Aug 2004 - Naval Station, Norfolk, VA: A UH-3H Sea King helicopter flies over USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), USS George Washington (CVN 73), and USS Enterprise (CVN 65).|
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is our third observance here of this day - which technically no longer exists, but we never worry ourselves with such tiny details as that:
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Iu8y2pvuRg - The Navy Hymn - 2008 Naval Academy Men's Glee Club
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bnm-4kSLKdI - The Navy Hymn - the Sea Chanters chorus of the U.S. Navy Band
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzaNWO6gufA&NR=1 - The Navy Hymn - no slide show, but a nice version by an unidentified male chorus
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KCiMdR1ox0 - The Navy Hymn - beautiful double slide show with an international twist
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e51_JnHF-V8&NR=1&feature=fvwp - The Navy Hymn - Phil Coulter - also a two-part version with an interesting history of the hymn
In the United States, the Navy League of the United States organized the first Navy Day in 1922, holding it on October 27 because it was the birthday of the Navy-supporting President Theodore Roosevelt. Although meeting with mixed reviews the first year, in 1923 over 50 major cities participated, and the United States Navy sent a number of its ships to various port cities for the occasion. The 1945 Navy Day was an especially large celebration, with President Harry S. Truman reviewing the fleet in New York Harbor.
In 1949, Louis A. Johnson, secretary of the newly-created Department of Defense, directed that the US Navy's participation occur on Armed Forces Day in May, although as a civilian organization the Navy League was not affected by this directive, and continued to organize Navy Day celebrations as before. In the 1970s, the "birthday" of the Continental Navy was found to be October 13, 1775, and so CNO Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt worked with the Navy League to define that as the new date of Navy Day.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA AND Kermit Whiteside ('57) AND Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
29 - Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA;
31 - Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA;
01 - Russ Stephenson ('57) of MD AND Colin Faison ('58) of VA;
02 - John Clark ('57) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
October 27, 1940 - French General Charles de Gaulle set up the Empire Defense Council.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
Tuesday, October 27, 1964 - Ronald Reagan delivered a speech on behalf of Republican candidate for president, Barry Goldwater. The speech launched his political career and came to be known as "A Time for Choosing".
Tuesday, October 27, 1964 - Test cricket captain Mark Taylor (1994-1999) was born in Leeton, New South Wales, Australia.
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/24/09 - "LITTLE KNOWN TIDBIT OF NAVAL HISTORY":
The U. S. S. Constitution (Old Ironsides), as a combat vessel, carried
48,600 gallons of fresh water
for her crew of 475 officers and men.
This was sufficient to last six months of sustained operations at sea. She carried no evaporators (i.e. fresh water distillers).
However, let it be noted that according to her ship's log, "On July 27, 1798, the U.S.S. Constitution sailed from Boston with a full complement of 475 officers and men, 48,600 gallons of fresh water, 7,400 cannon shot, 11,600 pounds of black powder and 79,400 gallons of rum."
Her mission: "To destroy and harass English shipping."
Making Jamaica on 6 October, she took on 826 pounds of flour and 68,300 gallons of rum.
Then she headed for the Azores , arriving there 12 November. She provisioned with 550 pounds of beef and 64,300 gallons of Portuguese wine.
On 18 November, she set sail for England. In the ensuing days she defeated five British men-of-war and captured and scuttled 12 English merchant ships, salvaging only the rum aboard each.
By 26 January, her powder and shot were exhausted. Nevertheless, although unarmed she made a night raid up the Firth of Clyde in Scotland.
Her landing party captured a whisky distillery and transferred 40,000 gallons of single malt Scotch aboard by dawn. Then she headed home.
The U. S. S. Constitution arrived in Boston on 20 February 1799, with no cannon shot, no food, no powder, no rum, no wine, no whisky, and 38,600 gallons of water.
WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Bill, I saved this back especially for use this day!
From Charlie Snead ('64) of NC - 10/26/09 - " Liam's Stats":
I'm sorry, just an old man's forgetfulness. Thommy (Rowell Snead - '64) reminds me to do things () or they don't get done according to her.
Liam Gabriel French 2nd born child to Dave and Laura Snead French at Rex Hospital, Raleigh, NC on October 16, 2009 weighing in at 6 lb 9 oz and a tall 20.5 inches. He seems healthy and "easy" so far. His brother Samuel Charles French is doing well as helper and roll model. We are blessed and thankful.
AHHH! That's better! Thanks, Charlie - and once again, congratulations and best wishes to all!
“Babies are such a nice way to start people.”
(09 July 1889 - 01 June 1966)
From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 10/26/09 - "A WONDERFUL patriotic video (a must to watch)":
This is well worth the time it takes to watch-read to the end!
God bless America. God help America.
AMEN TO ALL THAT! Thanks so much, Ev!
From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 10/26/09 - "Feline Equity":
Hello Carol, Mon. Oct. 26, 09
So many dog stories lately that maybe the scales need balancing.
Attached is a photo of my only grandchild, Sara Sue Burton of Loma
Linda, CA with Buster.
In Sara's words: "I am holding my male cat, Buster. He is a 4 yr. old brown-grey Tabby with a spotted underbelly. He also has a very long tail which he wags all the time as if he were a dog. We adopted him from the Redlands Humane Society when he was three months old. His mother had been killed when his litter was only two weeks old and they had to be fed by bottle."
Sara is a sophomore and honor
student at Loma Linda Academy.
Oh, what a beautiful granddaughter you have!
Certainly, I love kitty-cats! Thanks so much, Fred - and Sara!
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":
Contact Dr. Chambers at email@example.com.
Jokes - 10/26/09:
Missing Tail Light
"How long have you been driving without a tail light?" asked the policeman after pulling over a motorist.
The driver jumped out, ran to the rear of his car and gave a long, painful groan and put his face in his hands.
He seemed so upset that the cop was moved to ease up on him a bit.
"Come on, now," he said, "you don't have to take it so hard. It isn't that serious."
"It isn't?" cried the motorist. "Then you know what happened to my boat and trailer?"
"I filled out a rental application that asked, 'Do you own any liquid-filled furniture?' Couldn't they just have said 'waterbed'? How many other forms of liquid-filled furniture are there? 'Yeah, I have a beer couch, will that be a problem?'"
"Kids? It's like living with homeless people. They're cute but they just chase you around all day long going, 'Can I have a dollar? I'm missing a shoe! I need a ride!'"
"I never get tired of housework - I don't do any. When guests come to visit I just put down dropcloths and say, 'We're painting.'"
Teacher asks the kids in spelling class to tell what their father does for a living, and spell it. First kid says, "My daddy's a baker. That's b-a-k-e-r. He makes bread and lots of sweet goodies to eat."
Second kid says, "My daddy's a banker. That's b-a-n-k-e-r. He makes lots of money, buys us lots of toys."
Next kid says, "My daddy's an electrician. That's e-l-a-k...uh, e-l-e-x...uh...."
Teacher interrupts, saying, "That's okay, Rayford. Think about it and we'll come back to you." Turning to Little Johnny, she says, "You're next, Johnny."
Little Johnny says, "My daddy's a bookie. That's b-o-o-k-i-e, and I'll lay you odds ten to one Rayford don't ever spell electrician."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the reunion website at NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com - CLASS OF 1970
2. Friday , Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at kwitte@tampabay,rr.com -CLASS OF 1960
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Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Eternal Father, Strong to Save - The U. S. Navy Hymn - Original Words by the Rev. William Whiting, 1860 (1825 - 1878)
Music ("Melita") by John Bacchus Dykes, 1861 (10 Mar 1823 – 22 Jan 1876)
Eternal Father, Strong to save, Whose arm hath bound the restless wave, Who bid'st the mighty Ocean deep Its own appointed limits keep; O hear us when we cry to thee, for those in peril on the sea. O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard And hushed their raging at Thy word, Who walked'st on the foaming deep, and calm amidst its rage didst sleep; Oh hear us when we cry to Thee For those in peril on the sea! Most Holy spirit! Who didst brood Upon the chaos dark and rude, And bid its angry tumult cease, And give, for wild confusion, peace; Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee For those in peril on the sea! O Trinity of love and power! Our brethren shield in danger's hour; From rock and tempest, fire and foe, Protect them wheresoe'er they go; Thus evermore shall rise to Thee, Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.
"Eternal Father, Strong to Save - The U.S. Navy Hymn" midi courtesy of http://home.att.net/~shannon11415/july4th/navy.mid - 11/14/04
"Eternal Father, Strong to Save - The U.S. Navy Hymn" lyrics courtesy of http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq53-1.htm - 11/14/04
Official U.S. Navy Images courtesy
at the suggestion of Capt. David A. Spriggs, USNR (Ret.) ('64), USNA ('69) of VA - 10/12/05
1 - 961210-N-0710M-001 (DECEMBER
10, 1996)--The U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)
steams in the Northern Puerto Rican Operations Area (NPOA) during carrier airwing qualifications.
U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate Second Class Scott A. Moak. (RELEASED)
2 - 040827-N-4459K-002 Virginia
Beach, Va. (Aug. 27, 2004) - A UH-3H Sea King helicopter assigned to the Search
(SAR) unit at Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., flies over the aircraft carriers moored at Naval Station Norfolk, Va.,
left to right, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), USS George Washington (CVN 73), and USS Enterprise (CVN 65). The SAR squadron,
which provides rescue services to both the military and civilian communities, (was) decommissioned on October 1st, 2004.
U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Anthony M. Koch (RELEASED)
Navy Flag Image used to create
Divider Lines courtesy of
once again at the suggestion of Capt. David A. Spriggs, USNR (Ret.) ('64), USNA ('69) of VA - 06/29/04
Thanks again, David! And those four gold bars are for you, Captain.
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Kitty Cat clip art courtesy of http://www.cybergata.com/anim.htm - 10/27/09
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