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DSDI Fall Meeting October 2020

We had a super time together Saturday, Oct. 24 starting with member Shelley Cruz’ Virtual Newport, Rhode Island Show. How we wished we could have been together flying in to Newport, eating and drinking, shopping, sailing, hiking and meeting together! … 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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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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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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Georgia history highlighted in Atlanta meeting

More than 30 members and guests gathered in Atlanta over the weekend of October 4, 2019 for our first ever meeting outside of the colonial area. Although Georgia was one of the 13 original colonies and had three signers, at … Continue reading

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239th Anniversary of the Battle of Kings Mountain

DSDI North Carolina Governor Nancy McBride Wark (right) represented the society Oct. 7 at the 239thAnniversary of the Battle of Kings Mountain, joined by her sister Mary McBride (left) of California. The SAR color guard posted the colors and Mourning-at-Arms … Continue reading

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DSDI members ‘tap’ Liberty Bell at Annual Congress

The 112thAnnual Congress of the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence took place in Philadelphia July 3-4, 2019. Ten descendants and two new U.S. citizens participated in a ceremonial tapping of the Liberty Bell: Dallas Adams, David … Continue reading

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DSDI fall meeting in Atlanta

We’re excited to announce the October 2019 DSDI meeting to be held in Atlanta Oct. 4-6, our first venture outside the colonial area proper. Our headquarters hotel will be the new Hampton Inn Atlanta Buckhead Place at 3312 Piedmont Rd. … Continue reading

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Wanted – Authors and Family Stories about Signers

The Signers of the Declaration of Independence pledged “our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor” to found the country we are privileged to inherit.  Although it is their signatures on the Declaration, their wives and children also sacrificed in … Continue reading

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