Category Archives: Spirit of ’76

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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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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