Lily of the Cahaba Proclamation
Mayor Gary Ivey presents a proclamation to members of the Lily of the Cahaba Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Photo courtesy of Susan Moore.
November was Native American Indian Heritage Month and the Lily of the Cahaba Chapter, NSDAR, was recently presented a proclamation by the City of Hoover recognizing this designation.
Hoover Mayor Gary Ivey presented the proclamation to members of the Hoover-based chapter during a City Council meeting. DAR members present were Chapter Regent Susan Moore, First Vice Regent Bunny Rittenour Smith and Native American Committee Chair Joan Lewellyn.
The proclamation acknowledged that the history and culture of the United States have been significantly influenced by American Indians. Further, it stated that their contributions have enhanced the freedom, prosperity and greatness of America. In recognition of these contributions, Daughters of the American Revolution help by giving back through support of Bacone College, Chemawa Indian School, the American Indian Youth Summer Camp program and scholarships.
To encourage awareness of American Indian heritage, the Hoover-based DAR chapter provided information about tribes in Alabama at native-languages.org/alabama.htm
The NSDAR Lily of the Cahaba Chapter with more than 100 members meets in Hoover. Any woman is eligible for membership who is 18 years of age and can prove lineal, blood descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. For more information, email email@example.com.