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from Bubba Armstrong  -        MANSIONS
        (Maybe the most moving video on this page)

 


This from Susan Hardy Vanhorn 
Il Silenzio - Melissa Venema (13 Yrs old) with Andre Rieu
 Orchestra. 

About 6 miles from Maastricht, in the Netherlands, lie buried 8,301
American soldiers, who died in "Operation Market Garden" in the battles
to liberate Holland, in the fall & 
winter of 1944.

Every one of the men buried in the cemetery, as well as, those in the
Canadian & British 
military cemeteries, has been adopted by a Dutch
family who mind the grave, decorate it, 
& keep alive the memory of the
soldier they've adopted.   It is even the custom to keep a 
portrait of "their"
American soldier, in a place of honor in their home.

Annually, on "Liberation Day," memorial services are held for 
"the men who died, to liberate Holland."  

The day concludes with a concert.   The final piece, is always
"Il Silenzio," a memorial piece commissioned by the Dutch, & first
played in 1965, on the 20th anniversary of 
Holland's liberation.   It has
been the concluding piece of the memorial concert ever since.

This year, the soloist was a 13-yr-old Dutch girl, Melissa Venema,
backed by André Rieu & his orchestra (the Royal Orchestra of the
Netherlands
).   This beautiful concert piece is based on the original
version of "Taps" & was composed by Italian composer Nino Rossi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                        


                           

 

 OUR VETERANS

This page is dedicated to our classmates and all Americans who have served in the armed forces and to those who have lost their lives in the service of our country. 

They are the chosen;
we are the blessed.

   To listen to patriotic songs while on this page, click right arrow.

 

 

                                          


 

 

 

  

 

ARMED FORCES WEEK
From the second to the third Saturday in May. 

ARMED FORCES DAY
The third Saturday in May, is a day to honor Americans serving in all branches of the military. 

MEMORIAL DAY
Formerly Decaration Day,  is on the last Monday in May, or May 27th this year.  This is a day of remembrance of those who have died in service of our country.

 


 

 

 

 MEMORIAL DAY

 2019

 

 

  

 All gave some.
  Some gave all. 

                                                      

 

 Remembering...


Revolutionary War 1775-83
Estimated USA deaths: 4,435


 

Mexican American War 1846-48
Est'd USA deaths: 13,283

 

U.S. Civil War 1961-65
Est'd USA dead: 618,000 - 700,000

 

Spanish-American War, 1898
Est'd USA dead: 2,446

 

World War I  1914-18
Est'd USA dead: 116,708

 

World War II  1939-45
Est'd USA dead: 405,400

 

Korean War  1950-53
Est'd USA dead: 53,686

 

Vietnam War  1960-75
Est'd USA dead: 58,210

 

Bay of Pigs Invasion  1961
Est'd USA dead: 4

 

Grenada  1983
Est'd USA deaths: 19

 

U.S. Invasion of Panama   1989
Est'd USA deaths: 40

 

Persian Gulf War  1990-91
Est'd USA deaths: 258

 

 

Intervention in Bosnia -
Herzegovina  1995-96
Est'd USA dead: 12

 

Invasion of Afghanistan  2001
Est'd USA dead: 1,427

 

Invasion of Iraq  2003
Est'd USA dead: 1,572 

 

 God Bless the USA and those who
made the ultimate sacrifice

 

 
What is a veteran? 
Just look around.
Right where you're standing,
He fought for that ground.

 A Vet is a person who answered the call,   
Who went into war, and gave it his all.
He defined a way of life that we all love,
but much preferred peace, like the way of a dove.
He asked not the reason, as he stood in the trench.
He faltered not once in the muck and the stench.
As soldiers in legions, they stood side by side.
They knew some would fall, as many more died.
They whispered their prayers in a helmet of sweat.
Shells bursting above wouldn't let them forget.
 
 
The following are those who served for us.
We are all so fortunate that they returned.


James Ross Ayers
John Curtis (JC) Brooks
Billy Ralph Burke
Charles Clair (Res)
Joseph Lynn Perkins
Gerald Lamar Sandlin
Joseph Frank Teodorczyk
Gerald Charles (Soff) Watson
Douglas Bryant
Morris James Bullard
Richard Clarence McBraer
William Robert (Billy Bob) Miller
Donald Ray Waldrop
John Charles Wolf
William Micnael Young


Edd Clark
Robert (Bob) Bethune Huntsberger
Douglas Mitchell (Dude) Roberts

 


James (Jimmy) Bernard
Gene H. Carey
Walter Scott Caven
Edwin Irving (Eddy) Goldberg
Robert Edward (Bob) Holtzclaw
William Carter (Bill) McCay
Curtis Alfred McClurg
Jerry Allen Miller
John Vassar
Richard Glynn Wilson
James Michael Wood
Don McArthur Bradford
Donald Gene Broadus
Alton Graves
James Morgan Hill
Clifford Morris Hilliard
Dennis Wyatt Martin
Charles McIntire
Robert Michael Murphy
Billy Wayne Pope
George Edwin Ware, Jr.
Robert Wooten
James Franklin Davis

 


Vernon Dillon Calcote
Ronnie Dean Carpenter
Paul Spurgeon Curry
James Spenser Jones
Willie Lee Elkins

 


Charles D. (Bubba) Armstrong
Charles Dillard Campbell
Jerry Lynn Duncan (Res)
Michael Arthur Dymond
Herman Lee (H.L.) Daniels (Engrs. Corps)
Lonnie Orvin English
James Harrell Harris (Med.Corps)
Walter Steve Reeves (Dntl. Corps)
Fred Clint Selz
John Loyd Sullivan
Donald Chris Tracy (Res)
Robert Sandlin Wood
Stanly Rayburn Bailey
Gerald Dale Barton
Garnett Eugene Bell
Jack Roller Canson
Richard Noel (Dick) Cole
Roy Anthony (Tony) Coleman
John Hugh Covin
James Franklin Davis
Clifford Lloyd Faircloth
Ronald David Foster
Larry Hatcher
Robert Lewis Ingle
William Louis Mauthe
Don Charles Pair
Thomas Rayburn Roberts
James Rowley
Lester Eugene (Gene) Sanders, Jr.
Ronald David (Ronnie) Senn (Dntl. Corps)
Harry Miller Solomon
Robert O'Neal (Bill) Thomas

 

 

  WHY "TAPS" IS PLAYED:

If any of you have ever been to a military funeral in which "Taps" was played; this brings out a new meaning to it.
Here is something every American should know...but most don't, until they read this: We in the United States have all heard the haunting song, "Taps". It's the song that gives us that lump in our throats, and usually tears in our eyes. But, do you know the story behind the song? If not, I think you will be interested to find out about its humble beginnings.
Reportedly, it all began in 1862 during the Civil War, when Union Army Captain Robert Ellicombe was with his men near Harrison's Landing in Virginia. The Confederate Army was on the other side of the narrow strip of land. During the night, Captain Ellicombe heard the moans of a soldier who lay severely wounded on the field. Not knowing if it was a Union or Confederate soldier, the Captain decided to risk his life and bring the stricken man back for medical attention. Crawling on his stomach through the gunfire, the Captain reached the stricken soldier and began pulling him toward his encampment.
When the Captain finally reached his own lines, he discovered it was actually a Confederate soldier, but the soldier was dead. The Captain lit a lantern and suddenly caught his breath and went numb with shock. In the dim light, he saw the face of the soldier. It was his own son. The boy had been studying music in the South when the war broke out. Without telling his father, the boy enlisted in the
Confederate Army.
The following morning, heartbroken, the father asked permission of his superiors to give his son a full military burial, despite his enemy status. His request was only partially granted. The Captain had asked if he could have a group of Army band members play a funeral dirge for his son at the funeral. The request was turned down since the soldier was a Confederate. But, out of respect for the father, they did say they would give him one musician.
The Captain chose a bugler. He asked the bugler to play a series of musical notes he had found on a piece of paper in the pocket of the dead youth's uniform. This wish was granted. The haunting melody, we now know as "Taps" used at military funerals was born!
The words are:
Day is done ... Gone the sun
From the lakes ... From the hills ...
From the sky.
All is well. Safely rest.
God is nigh.
Fading light. Dims the sight.
And a star ... Gems the sky
Gleaming bright
From afar.
Drawing nigh.
Falls the night.
Thanks and praise ... For our days.
Neat the sun ... Neat the stars...
Neat the sky.
As we go... This we know.
God is nigh.
 
 
 
 

For many the battles never will end,
Now they are civilians, and find they can't blend.
Some are disabled, and some are disturbed.
After coming home from hell,
They find they've been curbed.
A veteran is special, to be not denied.
He put it up front, he need never hide.

 

 


 

 


Hog Hunters - 2019
This photo was taken on April 26th, 6 days later our friend Joe Perkins passed away peacefully in his sleep.

 

    For all us po' folk not lucky enough to live near
our favorite lake, enjoy a bit of nostalgia ~

                        


                                               

 

 

   PHOTO & CAPTION OF THE YEAR
CLASS OF '60
 

 

Now, THIS is what makes life worth living!

 

 

 

 

 

  


PHOTO OF THE YEAR
CLASS OF '61


My beautiful grandchildren and great grandchildren!
I love them with my whole heart! So blessed!
😘😘

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Links below are to Ron Munden's photos -
Class of '61s recent 55th Reunion activities.  
As would be expected, they are professional quality, and for sale through his EastTexasTowns.com website.  I expect to receive other photos from the Reunion in a few days, and will place them in a new special Class of '61 55th Reunion Photo album.
 
 

http://easttexastowns.com/siteMOL/eteRArticleViewer.cfm?ident=11175

http://easttexastowns.com/siteMOL/eteRArticleViewer.cfm?ident=11178

http://easttexastowns.com/siteMOL/eteRArticleViewer.cfm?ident=11189
                           

                         

                             
from Soff  CLICK ON JUKEBOX  for Doo Wop Music
Choose and play the oldies, like we first heard them.

 

                                              

  Happiness starts with a smile...

  …….we all need a good laugh to start our days!
The Contagious Power of Laughter...Too Much Fun 

When you think of riding the subway, laughter and joy aren’t the first words that spring to mind.  It’s a cramped place full of grumpy people either coming home from a bad day at work or are just generally upset.  Yet if you’re lucky enough, sometimes you can find happiness in a subway train.

One such magical moment was captured when a Belgian advertising agency working for Coco-Cola hired an actor to randomly start laughing on the train.

With the tagline–“Happiness starts with a smile”– their new ad aims to bring a bit of joy to everyone’s day.

Just watch and we dare you not to let out a small giggle, too!
 

Sound on? 


                                      


Born Again American

 



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See the beauty of Caddo Lake -
Start the video, then move cursor onto bottom right hand side and click on the small box for full page view.

         

 


                                  TEXAS TENORS
Bill Peteet thought a little Patriotism was in order at a time when our
Country seems to be in such turmoil, and I agree.

 

 


JUST FOR FUN - Click on icon in bottom right hand corner to
 enlarge screen.

 

 


Watch this - Too Cool and Funny
                         

 


from Soff  -   ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY
Take a trip through time and history on your way to the top. 

                                 

 


from Bill Peteet - SENSATIONAL
                Like Whose Got Talent from Holland

                         


Another Got Talent not to be missed - THE ILLUSIONIST

 


Beautiful rendition of the National Anthem in a
Hyatt Regency


 

Living the Good Old Days (Click pic)


The Irony of Aging
 

                   1960                                                Now 

Long hair

Longing for hair

KEG

EKG

Acid Rock Acid Reflux
Moving to Calif because it's cool Moving to AZ because it's warm
Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
Seeds and stems Roughage
Hoping for a BMW Hoping for a BM
Going to a new, hip joint Receiving a new hip joint
Rolling Stones Kidney Stones
Screw the system Upgrade the system
Disco Costco
Parents begging you to get your hair cut Children begging you to get their heads shaved
Passing the driving test Passing the vision test
Whatever Depends

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


thank you Harriett Eaker Adams

                                              

                        


Doug Moseley's daughter Lujenna, surprises Cathie at the Brown Pig
during our 55th Reunion.

 

    

 

     

 

                

 

          CLICK HERE TO VISIT 
          
HEALTH WATCH

                 Lehman Ryan's wife passed and her funeral services is scheduled for December 29th.  See more on the Marshall News page.

                            

 

 


Good Memories



One more for the Stagecoach Road?

 


                                              

 

 

 

MARTIN - STREET SINGER - AVE MARIA
 

              

 

 


from Susan Hardy Vanhorn - STREET SINGING
Martin, a baker in Holland for 32 years, out of a job, began
Street Singing.  Stop the player above, before listening.

   

 

from Susan Hardy Vanhorn -    Les Flashmob Prodiges

 

                                            

     

Click on NEW sign to see another
fun musical flash mob video.
via Bill Peteet

 

 

 

                           
             COOLEST JUKEBOX EVER
CLICK on the Jukebox for songs from the 40s, 50s, 60s & 70s.
from Sam 

 

    
A Capella version of the Eagles' Hotel California

 

 


            How cool is this?  Our first military service photo.
      Boot Camp - Gerald (Soff) Watson & Ross (Abber) Ayers

 

                                   

 

  

 

 Class Photo Gallery

 

 
Share your Adventures

Been relaxing in the mountains?

beachcombing or maybe sailing?

or soaring with the clouds?

If you have pictures or videos, post them

Here - '60 or Here - '61

 

Hey, some of us have to live vicariously! 

 

 

              

  
    
         
            

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                Click here to get your screen cleaned   

Cleaner may take a minute to upload.

                
 

 

This is the Marshall High School classes of 1960 and 1961 Website. What started out as a reunion website evolved into a "Stay In Touch" with classmates website. Each Classmate and our Guests have a personal page that is set up so they can share with us the things that have been going on with themselves and their families since High School.  This is a great place to brag on your children and grandchildren, share your experiences and plans.  Feel free to "link" your Facebook, My Space, You Tube, etc. to your personal page. Insert recent photos of you and your family, add your "since I left MHS" history, etc. 

The site will be updated, active and useful for as long as class members want it to be. Update your personal information anytime you wish, and encourage other classmates to continue updating theirs.  When you enter the Home Page, there is a box in the upper right hand corner that will indicate who else is using the site.  To send an Instant Message to that person, simply click on the box and type in your message.  When they get your message they can immediately respond.   One can also go to the Message Center and contact anyone in the classes and/or our Guests, to begin a dialogue.  

Addditionally, there are website Administrators available to assist with preparation of your personal page, as well as respond to questions you have about the site. They also, check new data entered by classmates to assure that it is admissable. Info60@marshallmavs.com for the class of 1960 and info61@marshallmavs.com for the class of 1961. 

  

             

Click on revolving music note to return to top of page.

 

      
Don't hesitate to contact us.        We LOVE feedback.

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Stick with this.  You'll be glad you did.

"Getting Old" with Mary Maxwell


Thanks to Jane Walker Payton for this video.

 

 

Here is a bit of nostalgia, Mr. Neely, Henry Moyer (Bill's dad), Bushe
Morgan, Carolyn Abney, Joe Gouden, Max Lale and others.

 

 

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Just A Common Soldier...



 http://www.justacommonsoldier.com/


from Bubba Armstrong  -        MANSIONS
        (Maybe the most moving video on this page)



from Joseph Teodorczyk -
FOOD CITY - SILENT MEMORIAL DAY COMMERCIAL

 


Just a Common Soldier
This is a great video. In spite of all the political
e-mail and videos we receive, this is a message
for all Americans concerning our GREATEST
generation and those who have served since.