Category Archives: Spirit of ’76

Spring meeting in Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon, VA April 10-12, 2015 Do not miss the opportunity to spend the day at George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, including a special wreath-laying ceremony at Washington’s Tomb. We are privileged to have the invaluable assistance of our fellow … Continue reading

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Message from the President-General

Dear DSDI Members, A special thank you to 1st VP-General Hope Middleton Wood for planning a great meeting in historic and picturesque Charleston, SC, Oct. 10-12. Receiving a Proclamation from record-serving Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. welcoming DSDI to the … Continue reading

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Message from the President-General

Dear DSDI Members, Despite the ominous threat of Hurricane Arthur, our Annual Congress in Philadelphia proceeded as planned. Whether a first-timer or an old hand, all agreed that meeting in the Long Room of Independence Hall is, indeed, a reverent … Continue reading

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DSDI Annual Congress celebrates Independence Day

The 107th Annual Congress of the DSDI came to order in Philadelphia on July 3rd, 2014, opening with a meeting of the board. President-General Lawrence Croft opened the board meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, with 12 board members present. … Continue reading

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President-General’s message

 Dear DSDI Members, What shot-firing event is credited with starting the American Revolutionary War: the conflict at Concord’s North Bridge or the Lexington Green? Those attending our April 25-27, 2014 meeting in Lexington and Concord, MA understand why these two … Continue reading

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Spring meeting in Lexington and Concord

  “Discontent smoldering in the American colonies under British rule flared into open hostilities on April 19, 1775, when, on a stretch of country road outside Boston, a prolonged skirmish between 3,500 Colonial Militia and 1,700 of His Majesty’s Redcoats … Continue reading

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Message from the President-General

Dear DSDI Members, Many thanks to Shelley Horsley Cruz for planning and hosting our meeting in New Haven, CT.  She coordinated a full weekend with a memorable Signer’s wreath-laying ceremony, enthusiastic speakers, educational museum visits including seeing the famous John … Continue reading

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Message from the President-General

To echo my comments made in Independence Hall on July 4, 2013, I am honored and humbled to accept the responsibility of serving as the new President-General of the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence.  I will … Continue reading

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Plaque dedicated at Thomas Stone gravesite

On a beautiful spring afternoon on April 28, 2013, Thomas Stone was honored at his gravesite at Habre-de-Venture, his Homestead in Port Tobacco, MD. Sixty people gathered, including DSDI members, members of The Historic Trust of Charles County, and the … Continue reading

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Scots highlight American Revolution

While Kathryn and I visited Scotland in September we had the privilege and honor to view a display arranged by the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh highlighting our War for Independence.  The display was made up of items held … Continue reading

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