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Message from the President-General

Dear Society Members, How do you celebrate the 4th of July?  With family, friends and fireworks?   I have heard from some of our members on the ways they celebrate. At exactly 2 p.m. Lucy Tonacci, Member at Large, invites all … Continue reading

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Battle of the Brandywine

Presentation to DSDI Dinner July 4, 2016, Philadelphia William Spaulding Wood II      I’d like to start by saying thank you to this wonderful organization. Hope and I have been coming to meetings off and on for over 40 years … Continue reading

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Spring Meeting in the First State

More than 60 DSDI members and guests attended the Spring Meeting in Wilmington, Del., April 22-24. Delaware was the first state to approve the Constitution and proudly proclaims that fact on its license plates. Delaware also annually celebrates its separation … Continue reading

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A plan to put Signer’s home under glass

The home must have been beautiful when Francis “Frank” Lightfoot Lee built it in 1769 in Warsaw, Virginia for his wife, Becky. Called Menokin, the home saw Frank leave for Philadelphia when Frank signed the Declaration of Independence with his … Continue reading

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President-General’s Message

Dear Society Members, This Society is entrusted with keeping the memory of our ancestors alive and remembering their sacrifices.  As we met in Delaware, I couldn’t help but reflect on those three Signers, Thomas McKean, George Read and Caesar Rodney. … Continue reading

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President-General’s message

Dear Society Members, This year the Board decided to try having two meeting a year instead of three due to the rapidly rising costs. The Society will always host a meeting in Philadelphia at Independence Hall, as did our forefathers … Continue reading

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DSDI members enjoy reenactment at St. John’s Church in Richmond

Last year, DSDI as well as the Virginia Society of DSDI, financially supported a major renovation of Historic St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia.  As a thank you, DSDI members were invited in August to attend a reenactment at the … Continue reading

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Josiah Bartlett home is unique among the signers

The homes of the 56 signers of the Declaration have aged in different ways since 1776.  Some have been taken over by preservation societies, some have undergone extensive renovations, some are open to the public, others are in private hands, … Continue reading

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President-General’s Message

Dear Society Members, No patriotic organization is a more prestigious, unique or distinguished society than the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. I am honored to be named as its new President-General. I will endeavor to continue … Continue reading

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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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