Daughters of the American Revolution: Old Bute Chapter discusses cybersecurity, Lumbee tribe

Apr. 15, 2013 @ 07:23 PM

 

Janice J. Satterwhite, vice regent of Old Bute Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, hosted the March luncheon/meeting at her home. Leading the opening ritual, she was assisted by Virginia F. Grissom, chaplain.

In her National Defense program, Satterwhite called cybersecurity one of the nation’s great military concerns. During hearings in March, the Senate and House Armed Services Committees encouraged the Defense Department to accelerate their efforts to hire experts and develop plans for a cyberspace defense. She speculated that this may have occurred in response to a report the Pentagon received from the Defense Science Board.

Mary Anne C. Davis, for her American Indian Report, discussed the battle of the N.C. Lumbee Indians versus the U.S. Department of Justice. Each side claimed control of an eagle feather. Angelica Davis, a third-year law student at Campbell University, was awarded one at the age of 7. According to the Bald Eagle Protection Act, feathers may be possessed for religious or cultural purposes only by members of federally-recognized Native American tribes. The Lumbees, however, are not so recognized.

The organizations veterans’ committee is requesting greeting cards for distribution to the state’s VA medical centers. Printed cards, signed by members, packaged and sent to NCSDAR Service for Service for Veterans Chairman, 41 Stillwood Drive, Candler, NC 28715-9519, will be placed on meal trays.