Sunday, March 25, 2012

US Flag Was Flown Over U. S. Capital

Lila Fordyce and regent, Lisa Pomeranz.display flag and certificate.

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The Flag of the Unites States of America Committee Chairman Lila Fordyce announced she arranged to have a flag flown over the U.S. Capital on January 30, 2012 in honor of this chapter’s 36th birthday. She presented the flag to the Regent. Jean Myers shared that several years ago, she had arranged for the same thing in honor of this chapter and that that flag is now displayed in the Community Building in Southport, NC.

Crafter Carol Jutte Made Quilts for Veterans

DAR member Gwen Causey asked member Carol Jutte if you could make some quilts. Gwen gave her 12 T-shirts that were left over from the July 4th celebration in Southport. Carol made 4 quilts and 11 blankets decorated in patriotic trim. The prints says July 4th Festival on each block.

Carol Jutte also made this design from t-shirts that say, "North Carolina fourth of July Festival in Southport - Oak Island. July 1st-5th 2010. Ella Maugans, chair of the Veterans Committee delivered all of the quilts to the Veteran's Hospital.

Don't Miss A Beat

Article and photo submitted by Nadine Bray, Chairman of
The women's Issues Committee of the Brunswick Town
Chapter of the DAR.
Although women often think of heart attack as something that affects mainly men, heart disease is the number one killer of women.  Every 90 seconds, a woman in the United States has a heart attack.

 It’s important to know what the signs and symptoms look like – knowing how to spot them can be the difference between a loved one living and dying.

The most common signs of heart attack in both women and men are:

Unusually heavy pressure on the chest, like there’s a ton of weight on you.  Most heart attacks involve chest pain or discomfort in the center or left side of the chest.  It usually lasts for more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back.  It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain.  It may even feel like heartburn or indigestion.

 Sharp upper body pain in the neck, back and jaw.

This symptom can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, shoulders, neck, jaw, or upper part of stomach (not below the belly button).  Pain in the back, neck or jaw is a more common heart attack symptom for women than it is for men.

Severe shortness of breath.

This symptom can come on suddenly.  It may occur while you are at rest or with minimal physical activity.  You may struggle to breathe or try taking deep breaths.  Shortness of breath may start before or at the same time as chest pain or discomfort, and can even be you only symptom.

Cold sweats, and you know it’s not menopause

sudden and unusual or unexplained fatigue (tiredness) is one of the most common symptoms of heart attack in women, and one of the easiest to ignore.  It can come on suddenly or be present for days.  More than half of women having a heart attack experience muscle tiredness or weakness that is not related to exercise.

 Unfamiliar dizziness or light-headedness.

Unlike in the movies, most heart attacks do not make you pass out right away; instead, you may suddenly feel dizzy or light-headed.

Unexplained nausea (feeling sick to the stomach) or vomiting.

Women are twice as likely as men to experience nausea, vomiting, or indigestion during their heart attack.  These feelings are often written off as having a less serious cause.  Remember, nausea and vomiting may be signs that something is seriously wrong, especially if you have other symptoms.

 Many women have symptoms like sweating, tiredness, and nausea sometimes.  The most important thing to remember is that NEW symptoms, or a change in the pattern of your existing symptoms, are cause for concern.  Call 9-1-1 right away if you have symptoms.

Wreath Laying Ceremony Held February 25th

A special thank you goes to DAR member Susan Hadenchuk who
edited the wreath; and using  the 9/11 flag as a backdrop.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, February 25,began the 236th Anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek. The Moores Creek Battleground Association and the park employees held a wreath-laying ceremony honoring the fallen soldiers from both sides. The Daughters of the American Revolution, Sons of the American Revolution, Society of the Cincinnati, Sons of the Revolution, the Scottish Society of Wilmington and other patriotic groups participated in the ceremony. Moores Creek National Battlefield is located on N.C. 210 in Currie, 20 miles north of Wilmington Visit this web site to view the slideshow that DAR member's Carol Jutte's husband Jim submitted on Moores Creek at the 2011 ceremony. information taken from Star News on line. Visit for more information on the event.
DAR member Lila Fordyce in foreground and Mel Fordyce dressed in a kilt in the background at the
Wreath Laying Ceremony on February 25th.