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10/27/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Navy Day

“For in this modern world, the instruments of warfare are not solely
for waging war. Far more importantly, they are the means
for controlling peace. Naval officers must therefore understand
not only how to fight a war, but how to use the tremendous power
which they operate to sustain a world of liberty and justice,
without unleashing the powerful instruments of destruction
and chaos that they have at their command.”

- Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, CNO, Change of command address
at the U. S. Naval Academy, 01 August 1961
(19 Oct 1901 - 01 Jan 1996)

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,

 Did you remember the significance of this day - which technically no longer exists?  That's right, it's Navy Day!

BONUS #1 - - The Navy Hymn - 2008 Naval Academy Men's Glee Club

BONUS #2 - - The Navy Hymn -  the Sea Chanters chorus of the U.S. Navy Band

BONUS #3 - - The Navy Hymn - no slide show, but a nice version by an unidentified male chorus

BONUS #4 - - The Navy Hymn - beautiful double slide show with an international twist

BONUS #5 - - 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.


1.    Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA called me Thursday afternoon to report that she is much improved, did not have a second stroke, and will be seeing the doctor later this week for further reports.  I must say, Linda-Linda, it was great to hear you sounding sooo much better than you did when last we spoke!

   Thanks so much for calling; please continue to improve!


   Happy Birthday today to   Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA AND Kermit Whiteside ('57) AND        Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC AND   Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

29 -     Ray Barnes ('65) of VA AND   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!


October 26, 1940 - The P-51 Mustang made its maiden flight.

October 26, 1942 - In the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands during the Guadalcanal Campaign, one U.S. aircraft carrier, Hornet, was sunk and another aircraft carrier, Enterprise, was heavily damaged, while two Japanese carriers and one cruiser were heavily damaged.

October 26, 1943 - First flight of the Dornier Do 335 "Pfeil".

October 26, 1944 - The Battle of Leyte Gulf ended with an overwhelming American victory.


October 27, 1940 - French General Charles de Gaulle set up the Empire Defense Council.

October 27, 1944 - German forces captured Banská Bystrica during the Slovak National Uprising thus bringing it to an end.


Friday, October 26, 1962 - Actor Cary Elwes was born Ivan Simon Cary Elwes in Westminster, London, England.

Friday, October 26, 1962 - Actress Louise Beavers (b. 08 Mar 1902 in Cincinnati, Ohio) died in Hollywood, California at the age of 60 following a heart attack.


Saturday, October 27, 1962 - Major Rudolf Anderson (b. 15 Sept 1927 in Greenville, South Carolina) of the United States Air Force became the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance airplane was shot down in Cuba by a Soviet-supplied SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile.

Saturday, October 27, 1962 - A plane carrying Enrico Mattei (b. 29 Apr 1906 in Acqualagna, Italy), post-war Italian administrator, crashed in Bascapè, Italy under mysterious circumstances.


1.  NADA.




1.    From Belinda Fortner Langston ('70) of VA - 10/19/12, 9:01 AM - "Can you please get this information out to all NNHS people?":

The establishment of the  DALE LUCADO ('68) (21 July 1950 - 20 Feb 2012) “TYPHOON BOY” Spirit Scholarship Fund has been completed. This scholarship will be given to a deserving young person who is going to continue their education by attending college. The committee would like to “challenge” everyone who knew Dale or just want to contribute to this worthwhile scholarship to do so by mailing their tax deductible donation to:

The Dale Lucado Scholarship Fund
C/o Boys and Girls Club of the VA Peninsula
Administrative Office
11825 Rock Landing Drive
Chesapeake Building, Suite B
Newport News, VA 23606


The Dale Lucado Scholarship Fund
C/o Mrs. Donna Lucado Dudley
137 Winsome Haven Drive
Seaford, VA 23693

Thanks for your help – class of 1970

   WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Belinda!

     From Hunter Todd ('57) of TX - 10/25/12 - "October Newsletter from the 46th WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival - Entry Deadline.":

WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival - Scene # 46
The Early-Bird Deadline is less than three weeks away -- Thursday, November 15th!
Howdy from the 46th WorldFest-Houston! Hola! Bonjour, Buongiorno, Ciao, Guten Tag, Dobry Den!
You are warmly invited to submit your entries into one of the oldest & finest Indepedent Film & Video Competitions in the world! We offer Remi Awards & Honors in 10 major categories, not just 2! Competition for Features, Shorts, TV Production, TV Commercials, Student Productions, Screenplays, Music Videos, New Media, Experimental, Films for Business & Industry and Documentary entries (New Music Video & New Media categories)!
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The Only Film Festival in the world with a Sailboat Regatta & Texas BBQ for filmmakers!
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So, you want to make movies? Like many film schools, if you enroll at Regent University, you will receive intensive training and hands-on experience in the artistry of cinema-television. A Multiple Remi Award Winner at WorldFest!
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The 45th WorldFest's 2012 top honors- The Remi Grand Awards went to the following International Productions:


  • BEST THEATRICAL FEATURE ~ CHINESE TAKE AWAY (Un Cuento Chino) Argentina, Sebastián Borensztein, represented by Stuart Strutin from Panorama Entertainment, NY who personally accepted the award.
  • BEST FILM & VIDEO ~ STEVEN CARAS: SEE THEM DANCE, Deborah Novak, WITEK & NOVAK, INC., Huntington ,WV, USA. Here to accept.
  • BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM & VIDEO ~ TEN QUINTILLION, Romilly Spier, Director/producer, SWINBURNE SCHOOL OF FILM & TV, Prahran, AUSTRALIA. Here to Accept!
  • BEST STUDENT FILM ~ SHOOT THE MOON, Alexander Gaeta, CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY, Orange, CA., USA. (Actress Pamela Bower on hand to accept.)
  • WorldFest Best Actor Remi Awards go to Jed Rees, in Phil Volken's GARBAGE, Filmmuse Prds. CA., USA;
  • Gwendoline Yeo, Best Actress in Torque Entertainment's, HEATHENS & THIEVES, CA., USA;
  • Alex Meraz, Best Supporting Actor in Camilo Vila's CITY OF GARDENS, Four Fish Films, CA,US;
  • Nazneen Contractor, Best Supporting Actress SEANCE: THE SUMMONING, directed by Alex Wright, Berkshire Axis Media, BAM, Toronto, Canada.

 Win your Remi at the 46th WorldFest!

   WOWZERONI! Thanks, Hunter!

      From the Incomparable Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of NC - 10/25/12 - "War - What Is It Good For?":

   Thank you, Charis Dear! I'll not comment on most of your post lest the tears start to fall again, but your mama's solution to squabbling children reminded me of something a friend of mine told me forty-eleven years ago. (OH, SHEESH! Now that I think of it, it actually was thirty-seven years ago!)

   But I digress. When her daughters were young, if they began to argue, she equipped each one with a bottle of Windex and a roll of paper towels, and set them to work on opposite sides of the same window. It never took long before they were happy and giggling again, PLUS she had the shiniest windows in town! Alas, when my sons were young, home designs being what they are, this was not a viable solution, but I always thought that was a brilliant formula for juvenile conflict resolution.

     From Me ('65) of NC - 10/26/12 - "The Tiny Seed Knew":

  Nice lesson!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/26/12 - "T.H.I.N.K.":

T.H.I.N.K. Before You Speak
Is it True?
Is it Helpful?
Is it Inspiring?
Is it Necessary?
Is it Kind?
   What great advice! Thanks, Shari!

BONUS HALLOWEEN CROCHET PATTERNS: - Trio of Halloween Cozies - "Choose any one of these adorable holiday crochet patterns to use this fall. The Trio of Halloween Cozies includes the cutest monsters and ghouls you've ever seen. Let the Jack-o-Lantern, Frankenstein, or Ghostie keep your coffee warm and your fingers protected as you hand out Halloween candy. They are all so cute, you won't be able to pick just one." - Armina's Hello Kitty Witch - "For those of you who like Hello Kitty and all the products then you'll love this Hello Kitty crocheted witch. It's great to make for Halloween, just add it to your collection of decorations." - Boo Coasters - "You can never have too many crocheted coasters, especially during the holidays. Make these festive Boo! Coasters to use during the Halloween season. This is one free crochet pattern that the whole family is sure to enjoy. They're great for parties, too."


From Traditional Navy Recipes:

Do you miss some of the traditional fare from the mess decks aboard ship? Here are recipes for a number of Navy dishes from 1958. Now, invite a lot of old shipmates or get out your scratchpad and calculator -- these recipes are geared toward 100 portions. 

1. Baking Powder Biscuits
2. Creamed Sliced Dried Beef - more fondly known by a somewhat different name..... 

3. Navy Bean Soup

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/01/12, 11:05 AM - "Priceless Rare Photos (#18 in a Series of 25)":  
  Some more memories.

Some of these photos will blow you away.

A Baby Boomer's Time Machine


   MORE WOWZERS! Thanks, Wayne Honey!  

Jane Seymour and Freddie Mercury

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 10/22/12, 10:36 AM - "Morning Awwwww (#1 in a Series of 22)":  


     AWWWWW! Thanks, Norris Sweetie!  

I told you NOT to give me that last beer…


From - 10/25/12:

It was the end of the school year, and a kindergarten teacher was receiving gifts from her pupils.

The florist's son handed her a gift. She shook it, held it overhead, and said, "I bet I know what it is. Flowers."

"That's right!" the boy said, "But, how did you know?"

"Oh, just a wild guess," she said.

The next pupil was the sweet shop owner's daughter. The teacher held her gift overhead, shook it, and said, "I bet I can guess what it is. A box of sweets."

"That's right, but how did you know?" asked the girl.

"Oh, just a wild guess," said the teacher.

The next gift was from the son of the liquor storeowner. The teacher held he package overhead, but it was leaking. She touched a drop off the leakage with her finger and put it to her tongue. "Is it wine?" she asked.

"No," the boy replied, with some excitement. The teacher repeated the process, tasting a larger drop of the leakage.

"Is it champagne?" she asked.

"No," the boy replied, with more excitement.

The teacher took one more big taste before declaring, "I give up, what is it?"

With great glee, the boy replied, "It's a puppy! SURPRISE!"

1. Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 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.

2. Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 10/27/12

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Y'all take 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


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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 - 11/14/04

"Eternal Father, Strong to Save - The U.S. Navy Hymn" lyrics courtesy of - 11/14/04

Official U.S. Navy Images courtesy of
at the suggestion of Capt. David A. Spriggs, USNR (Ret.) ('64),
USNA ('69) of VA - 10/12/05
Thanks, Captain!

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 and Rescue
(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.

Animated Tiny 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 - 07/07/06

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 10/03/07

Governor Thomas Johnson High School's Logo courtesy of - 06/16/08 

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of
Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Thanks, Janice!

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