Category Archives: Spirit of ’76

President-General’s message

Dear Descendants, It has been a great honor and privilege to serve as the President-General of this Society and it has provided me with many opportunities to represent you.  I have been asked to place a wreath at the Jefferson … Continue reading

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President-General’s Message

Dear Descendants, As we ended the year, the Society received a request for a donation to Christ Church in Philadelphia to restore Benjamin Franklin’s grave. This is the historic church where George Washington and some of your ancestors worshipped. The … Continue reading

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Message from the President-General

Dear Society Members, How do you celebrate the 4th of July?  With family, friends and fireworks?   I have heard from some of our members on the ways they celebrate. At exactly 2 p.m. Lucy Tonacci, Member at Large, invites all … Continue reading

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Battle of the Brandywine

Presentation to DSDI Dinner July 4, 2016, Philadelphia William Spaulding Wood II      I’d like to start by saying thank you to this wonderful organization. Hope and I have been coming to meetings off and on for over 40 years … Continue reading

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President-General’s Message

Dear Society Members, This Society is entrusted with keeping the memory of our ancestors alive and remembering their sacrifices.  As we met in Delaware, I couldn’t help but reflect on those three Signers, Thomas McKean, George Read and Caesar Rodney. … Continue reading

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President-General’s message

Dear Society Members, This year the Board decided to try having two meeting a year instead of three due to the rapidly rising costs. The Society will always host a meeting in Philadelphia at Independence Hall, as did our forefathers … Continue reading

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President-General’s Message

Dear Society Members, No patriotic organization is a more prestigious, unique or distinguished society than the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. I am honored to be named as its new President-General. I will endeavor to continue … Continue reading

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How one DSDI family celebrates the 4th of July

Ed and Susan Croft, of Atlanta, host a special gathering every July 4th at their home on Lake Burton in the mountains of north Georgia. They invite their friends, along with their children, grandchildren and houseguests, to celebrate the birth … Continue reading

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President-General’s Message

Dear DSDI Members, As the end of my term of office is in sight, I am honored and pleased to have had this experience and especially appreciate your confidence as well as camaraderie. Many thanks to those who helped pull … Continue reading

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Slate of Officer Nominees for 2015-2016

President-General                Hope Middleton Wood First Vice-President              Shelley Horsley Cruz Second Vice-President          Robert Bruce Warden Laubach Registrar-General                 James Herbert Alexander, Jr. Assistant-Registrar               Wendy Davis Bushey Historian-General                 Nina Hill Hopkins Assistant-Historian             … Continue reading

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