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October 25, 2020
DSDI 2020 Fall Meeting | Virtual Trip to Newport, RI
How lucky we were to explore Newport, Rhode Island, in October for our Virtual Fall Meeting 2020. We walked along the cliffs smelling the salty sea, shopped and ate at the harbor, had tea in one of those enormous “cottages”…
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August 23, 2020
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…
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July 19, 2020
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…
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July 3, 2020
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…
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May 18, 2020
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…
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November 1, 2019
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…
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October 15, 2019
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…
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July 16, 2019
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…
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July 16, 2019
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…
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April 2, 2019
DSDI participates in 238th anniversary of the Battle of Cowan’s Ford
DSDI North Carolina Governor Nancy McBride Wark represented DSDI on Jan. 26 to support the North Carolina Society of the Sons of the American Revolution recognizing the 238thanniversary of the Battle of Cowan’s Ford. The event took place at Hopewell…
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