Truxtun Brodhead of DSDI was given the honor of tapping the bell at the State Capitol in Hartford, Conn., on July 4, with his wife Mary in attendance. This was the sixth year that Trux has represented DSDI at the event.
In New Haven, Shelley Cruz represented DSDI at the SAR 61st Annual Ceremony to Honor the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. The event is held at the Grove Street Cemetery where the Connecticut Governor’s Foot Guard led the procession to the graves of Roger Sherman and General David Humphreys. The DSDI plaque is visible on the grave of Roger Sherman. The ceremonies included a Roll Call of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, a selection of music from the Revolutionary War period by the Governor’s Foot Guard Field Music Unit, and a display of the flags of the 13 original states presented by the Boy Scout Troop 5 of Wallingford.