- PHOTO GALLERY: Memorial Day on the Green
- Posted May 28, 2012 midnight
- 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.
More Photo Galleries
Subscribe to our print edition for extra features and to our website for full digital access.
- Top Stories
- Wesley College secures $100,000 grant to aid underprivileged st...
- Memorial Day ceremonies scheduled for Monday in Dover
- Homeless sex offender in Dover
- State Representative Jeff Spiegelman to hold constituent meetin...
- Young People's Scholarship Art Exhibit on display
- Miss Delaware Scholarship Organization to host Golf Classic
- Salvation Army now taking applications for summer camp
- Kansas, Maryland men arrested on drug charges
- Traffic stop leads to drug charges
- Milford woman facing fifth DUI arrest
- Residents encouraged to help Kent County SPCA receive Purina Ca...
- Read more top stories