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Join us for the DSDI Fall Meeting Oct. 23-24

Hello DSDI Members! Join us for the DSDI Fall Meeting Oct. 23-24 in a Virtual Trip to Newport, Rhode Island We’ve always wanted to travel to Newport for a DSDI meeting. This time it’s FREE, hosted by DSDI member Shelley … Continue reading

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United We Stand

Hello DSDI Members. We are celebrating after a very short but productive trip to Philadelphia ringing our Liberty Bell for the 244th celebration. As you know, DSDI’s decision was difficult this Spring as we realized we could not allow our … Continue reading

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In This Together: Exploring the world with DSDI

Using masks make me nervous. With them I can’t see others’ faces and often can’t hear what they are saying. I see folks hiding behind their masks, ignoring others in what used to be our shared spaces. I miss reading … Continue reading

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About the Declaration: an evolution in printed copies

The Declaration of Independence was approved by Congress on July 4, 1776.  The approved wording was then turned over to the printer John Dunlap to compose and print copies.  On July 5, about 200 copies of the first printing of … Continue reading

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History is celebrated and made with “Let Freedom Ring” ceremony

Independence National Historical Park will host the annual symbolic ringing of the Liberty Bell this July 4th with the tapping of the famed Liberty Bell 13 times at precisely 2 p.m. EDT, the time designated by the 1963 Joint Resolution … Continue reading

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Zoom link for DSDI virtual meeting July 1, 2020

From: Donald Ward <donaldward35@yahoo.com> Sent: Monday, June 22, 2020 9:47 AM To: BRUCE LAUBACH <vabellring@msn.com> Subject: DSDI July 1st General Meeting Zoom Link   Donald Ward is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.   Topic: DSDI General Meeting Time: … Continue reading

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At Monticello

Thomas Jefferson (aka Bill Barker) invites DSDI’s Lucy Duke Tonacci to Monticello on the first day of opening June 13 after the coronavirus closing. Masks and six-foot separation were required. Mr. Jefferson normally calls Lucy “Ms. Lee” in recognition of … Continue reading

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Registrar-General report

  DSDI Registrar-General’s Report Princeton Meeting May 1-3, 2020   29 New Senior Members   3627         Mary Ann Tyler                                                                   John Hart – 9 66 Farnwood Rd Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054-2921   3628         Susan Elaine Deuter                                                          John Hart – 10 1207 … Continue reading

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President-General message

My fellow descendants: I hope everyone is well and doing their best to stay healthy. A year ago, I don’t think any of us thought that we would be living through the COVID-19 pandemic. This has changed our daily lives … Continue reading

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DSDI July meeting will be virtual gathering because of COVID-19

As we protect ourselves and others, DSDI has decided to cancel this year’s Annual Congress in Philadelphia. Although we were scheduled to convene July 3-4, as we do every year, the City of Philadelphia has declared that all July 4celebrations … Continue reading

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