Category Archives: Spirit of ’76

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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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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