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11/11/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Veterans Day

But fame is theirs - and future days
On pillar'd brass shall tell their praise;
Shall tell - when cold neglect is dead -
'These for their country fought and bled.'

- Philip Freneau
(02 Jan 1752 - 18 Dec 1832)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's theme repeats every year - as well it should.

      A big Thank You to all you Veterans out there!

BONUS #1 - - God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand - Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra

BONUS #2 - - Veterans Day: 8 Online Ways to Thank Our Troops

          From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of AL - 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 great job you did on that video! Thanks, Brent - for everything!


"God of Our Fathers" is a 19th-century American Christian hymn, written to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States Declaration of Independence in 1876.[1]

The hymn was written by Daniel C. Roberts,[2] a priest in the Protestant Episcopal Church serving as vicar of St. Paul’s Church in Concord, New Hampshire. Roberts had served in the American Civil War in the 84th Ohio Infantry.

In 1892, Roberts sent the hymn anonymously to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church to be considered by a group tasked with revising the Episcopal hymnal. If the group accepted his hymn, Roberts said he would send them his name. The commission approved it. The hymnal editor and organist George W. Warren were to choose a hymn for the celebration of the Centennial of the United States Constitution. They chose Roberts' lyrics, which were originally sung to a tune called "Russian Hymn." Warren wrote a new tune called "National Hymn."[2]

HOMEWORK (required viewing):


ASSIGNMENT #2 - - Veterans Day Tribute, 2009 - Toby Keith - America Soldier

ASSIGNMENT #3 - - Veterans Day Tribute

ASSIGNMENT #4 - - Veterans Day Tribute

(extra credit):

   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) of VA (deceased 11/16/07) AND       My Niece, Shari, of VA;

16 -    the late George-Morewitz ('57) (deceased 06/09/08);

17 - Ronald Creech ('57);

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, 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.

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 recognise 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.


Monday, November 11, 1963 - Wrestler Monty Sopp ("Billy Gunn") was born Monty Kip Sopp in Orlando, Florida.

       From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - 11/10/13 - "Thank You":

  This is the grave of my maternal grandfather,      the late Robert Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25) (19 Oct 1907 - 25 Apr 1960). He was the regimental surgeon for the 116th infantry regiment of the 29th infantry division. He was in the first wave on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944.

I am very proud to call him my grandfather.

My paternal grandfather,   Paul Harty, Sr. (09 Mar 1922 - 18 Nov 1998) was also in the service at the time. I have always loved and respected that wonderful man as well...


I also have many friends and relatives who have served diligently and I thank them all for their great sacrifice. Thank you to all those who are or have served in military and to their families who have supported them as well. I especially want to thank my father,         Paul Harty; my brothers:           Brent Harty and     Joseph Mansfield and their families, my aunt    Ramona Harty; my uncles:      Miles Nowitzky (11 Jan 1932 - 07 May 2005);  Gordon Harty and Gary Lafary; my cousin,  Kevin Harty, as well as all my friends who are in/have served in the military.

I'm grateful for this wonderful country and the selfless sacrifices of all those who have gone before us. John 15:13 says that: "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends". That was talking about the Savior's sacrifice for each of us, but on this day I think it is appropriate as the men and woman of this great country have sacrificed their lives, time, blood, limbs, hearing, etc. to protect and serve those around them. As it says in Mosiah 2:17, "when ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God".

   OUTSTANDING! Thank you, Adrienne!

      From the Incomparable Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of PA - 11/10/13:

Anyone who thinks the Star-Spangled Banner shouldn't be in the LDS hymn book needs to hear the Fayetteville First Ward sing all three verses on Veteran's Day Sunday. That's all!

    SO TRUE! Wasn't that magnificent? Of course, the fact that you were "guesting" on the organ for that intermediate hymn certainly contributed to that powerful feeling! Thank you again, Charis! Come back to visit us again soon!

From My Friend, Tammy, of NC - 11/11/13 - "Freedom Isn't Free":

  OUTSTANDING! Thank you, Tammy!

From My Friend, Liam, of NC (formerly of England) - 11/11/13:

Thank you to all the soldiers both British & American for your military service and for keeping us free and safe.

   ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Liam!

         From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of NC - 10/10/13 - "Laziest Decorations Ever...":

My kind of decorating.
  Thank you, Dale!

BONUS PATRIOTIC CROCHET PATTERNS: - 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 My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/06/13 - "Some Things People Regret the Most Before They Die (#6 in a series of 19)":

  AMEN! Thank you, Shari!


From - 11/10/13:

Two cows were talking through a fence. One cow said to the other, "You know, I'm really worried about this Mad Cow Disease."

The other cow said to her, "I wouldn't be too worried about it. It can't affect us chickens." 


1.Thursday, December 5, 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.

2. Wednesday, December 11, 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 reservations.



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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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God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand

Lyrics by Daniel C. Roberts, 1876

Music, "National Hymn", by George W. Warren,1892

God of our fathers, whose almighty hand
Leads forth in beauty all the starry band
Of shining worlds in splendor through the skies
Our grateful songs before Thy throne arise.

Thy love divine hath led us in the past,
In this free land by Thee our lot is cast,
Be Thou our Ruler, Guardian, Guide and Stay,
Thy Word our law, Thy paths our chosen way.

From war’s alarms, from deadly pestilence,
Be Thy strong arm our ever sure defense;
Thy true religion in our hearts increase,
Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.

Refresh Thy people on their toilsome way,
Lead us from night to never ending day;
Fill all our lives with love and grace divine,
And glory, laud, and praise be ever Thine.

"The National Hymn" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 11/05/07

Veterans Day Title Image courtesy of My Friend, Tina, of NC - 11/010/12
Thanks, Tina!

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 and Army Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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

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

Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

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