Category Archives: Spirit of ’76

From the President-General

Fellow Descendants, The fall meeting in Windsor and Litchfield, Conn., went very well. Everyone who attended the meeting had a great time. As always, Marianne and Ellen Brinker put together a fantastic program; these two ladies deserve our greatest thank-you. … Continue reading

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President-General’s Message

Everything is going well with the Society. I’m happy to say we welcomed in 13 new senior members since our last meeting, five of which were advancements from junior member. We also welcomed seven new junior members. It is always nice to bring in new members. It shows that the … Continue reading

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President-General Message

The spring meeting of the society was a huge success! I would like to thank our Vice President-General, Lucy Tonacci, for pulling together such a good meeting, and kudos for the program that was put together at Stratford Hall. There … Continue reading

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DSDI represented at Jefferson’s birthday ceremony

On a picturesque April 13 overlooking the Tidal Basin draped in lovely blooming cherry blossoms, the 275thanniversary of the birth of Thomas Jefferson was celebrated with the annual wreath laying ceremony at the Jefferson Memorial. The ceremony was conducted by … Continue reading

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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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