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    • Two years after the British surrender in 1781, continental officers from America and France created the Society of the Cincinnati to celebrate the achievement of national independence and to perpetuate a lasting bond of friendship. Officers of the Delaware line established the Delaware State Society of the Cincinnati on July 4, 1783, becoming the sixth branch of the organization. On Memorial Day 1912, the Delaware State Society of the Cincinnati dedicated a monument at The Green in Dover to all Delawareans who fought for freedom during the American Revolution. On Monday, Dr. Sam Hoff, George Washington Distinguished Professor for the Delaware State Society of the Cincinnati was joined by local historical and veterans groups to celebrate the centennial dedication of the monument. 

      Posted May. 28, 2012