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Inspiration From Our Biggest Challenges

President-General’s Message Winter 2021 Hello All. Sometimes the best inspiration comes from our most difficult challenges.  Recently The Washington Post theater critic Peter Marks commented that William Shakespeare wrote two of his best plays, “Macbeth” and “King Lear,” in the … Continue reading

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Spring DSDI Meeting “Virtual Oregon” March 12-13, 2021

Plan for a “Virtual Oregon” trip for the DSDI Spring Meeting March 12-13, 2021 in a Zoom meeting. Although we won’t be able to meet together in person this Spring, we will have a Board Meeting Friday, March 12, 3pm, … Continue reading

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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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