National Society Sons of the American Revolution Click to Add Text The Origins of SAR
Origin of SAR The Sons of Revolutionary Sires were formed on July 4th 1876 the centennial of the signing of our Declaration of Independence April 30,1889 the 100th anniversary of the inauguration of George
Washington The Sires became the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Origins of SAR The National Society was chartered by an act of the US Congress on
June 9, 1906 . The Charter was signed by President Theodore Roosevelt who was a SAR member The Charter authorized the granting of charters to societies of the various states and territories
SAR Membership SAR membership consists of 32,000 in 554 chapters In the United States Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom Members include 16 Presidents of the US, Brigadier, Lieutenant and 5 Star Generals
, Ambassadors, Presidents of several colleges and Universities , members of the Supreme Court, U.S. Senate and Congress Notable SAR Members
Sir Winston Churchill Dwight D. Eisenhower Ulysses S. Grant Harry S. Truman King Juan Carlos I King of Spain
Douglas MacArthur George S. Patton Franklin D. Roosevelt Jimmy Carter George W and George H Bush South Carolina Society
The South Carolina Society was organized April 18th, 1889 in a room at the State Capital in Columbia. The South Carolina Society began granting charters to chapters in 1923. Currently twenty chapters promote the American spirit through fraternal meetings, commemorative observances of events and battles, educational materials, projects, lectures, tours and
publications. South Carolina is rich in historical events of the American Revolution. From the mountains to the coast, South Carolina experienced the most battles and skirmishes of the war. The twenty chapters of our society sponsor annual anniversary ceremonies of many of the battles and events. Since the organization of the South Carolina Society, over 3,000 have filled the membership
ranks. Currently our members number over 850 through out the state of South Carolina. SAR Historical Goals We commemorate and provide memorials for the people and events of the American revolution.
We preserve records relating to the events leading up to and during the American Revolution We support research and presentations related to the history and people of the period 1750-1800
SAR Patriotic Goals We inspire the community with the principles on which our nation was founded We maintain institutions of American freedom and preserve US History We carry out the promises expressed in
the preamble of the US Constitution We provide recognition for public service We honor, respect and support veterans SAR Educational Goals We sponsors contests essays and oration
for high school students based upon historical and patriotic themes We distribute historical curriculum We inform the community about events and philosophical bases of the American Revolution We help people locate and evaluate
genealogical records SAR Educational Outreach programs As a part of our educational outreach, the SAR conducts several programs across the
country. Some of our most active programs are targeted to our future leaders, our children and those who are educators. SAR Youth Outreach Programs
Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest The aim of this contest is to stimulate interest in American History in support of the established school curriculum. This contest is directed at students in the 3rd, 4th or 5th grades, depending on which year the American
Revolution is taught in their educational system The contest is also open to members of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts who are in the same grades but whose school system may not be participating in the contest. SAR interacting
with various youth and school groups. SAR Youth Outreach programs The Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration
Contest The contest is designed to explore the influence of the Revolutionary war on present day America. Contest is open to all students attending home schools, public, parochial, or private high schools who are in their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior (grades 9 through 12) year of study. Purpose Of The National Contest
To support historical research in our high schools by promoting oratorical presentations related to our Revolutionary War period 1750-1800. To emphasize American History to the high school student and focus on and intelligent relationship between the past and the present. To place a positive emphasis on the plans of our founding fathers.
SAR YOUTH Outreach programs The George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest The George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest was originally established and named in honor of President Calvin Coolidge, who won a local SAR essay contest while a student at Amherst. The contest was reestablished in 1988 by Compatriot McCarthy
DeMere. In 1995, the contest was renamed the George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest in honor of their generous gift to the SAR to support this contest. The program is designed to give sophomore, junior and senior students an opportunity to explore events that shaped American history. Conducted at the Chapter, State Society and National Society
levels, the students must submit an original essay with topics based on original research and deal with an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. SAR YOUTH Outreach Programs
ROTC/JROTC Recognition Program The SAR awards the ROTC Medal to foster the principle of the "citizen-soldier", exemplified by the Minutemen of Revolutionary War days. This award is presented by a Chapter, a State Society, or the National Society to ROTC or JROTC cadets who are
selected for having a high degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, military bearing and general excellence. SAR YOUTH Outreach programs Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship
Open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their 19th birthday during the year of application. The year that Eagle was awarded is not restricted. Three cash scholarship awards are given: As the National First
Place winner - $10,000 Runner-up $6,000 2nd runner-up - $4,000 SAR YOUTH Outreach Programs Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award
The Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award winner will represent a teacher whose instruction on the Revolutionary War era from 1750 - 1800 demonstrates educational efforts in the classroom that exceed and excel above current, accepted, curriculum requirements. Award Description: The Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award winner will be able to choose a trip to one of the following seminars;
1) Freedoms Foundation Summer Teacher Graduate Workshop at Valley Forge, Pa., 2) Colonial Williamsburg Summer Teacher Workshop in Williamsburg, Va., 3) Jefferson Symposium at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., or 4) SAR Annual Conference on the American Revolution. This award, valued at $1,400.00, will reimburse the winner for expenses including tuition, room and board, and transportation
SAR VETERANS Out reach programs NSSAR Partners in Patriotism Program NSSAR Partners in Patriotism program is for the SAR to partner with any Veterans organization i.e. American Legion, VFW, AMVETS or one of the numerous others
veterans groups in grave rededications, grave markings, parades, flag retirements or any program that the SAR conducts with the help from the Veterans or any Veterans organization that ask the SAR for help in conducting an event.
SAR American Flag recognition Program The American Flag is the living symbol of our national heritage reminding us of Americas greatness and our fortune to live in a country that values freedom. Our flag signifies the commitments of our fallen soldiers and all who served to bravely defend the honor of our country. The flag is our
sacred emblem of American unity and purpose and exemplifies the commitment of our leaders to uphold the promise of liberty, justice and freedom for all. As part of the Sons of the American Revolution mission to preserve our American heritage we honor and recognize organization that demonstrates respect for the flag of our nation by furthering the customs and traditions which
surround the proper display and use of the American Flag SAR Color Guard The NSSAR Color Guard is the most visible public face of the NSSAR. Color Guardsmen provide an easily identifiable and colorful focal point at parades and
memorial events. The variety of uniforms and flags invite children, spectators, and potential members to come forward and ask questions about the American Revolution sar Patriot Grave identification and
markers One of the many activities of the Sons of the American Revolution is identifying and marking grave sites where Revolutionary War Patriots are buried.
SAR Memorial wreath laying SAR members honor those who fought for our freedom with memorial wreath laying ceremonies at Revolutionary war site anniversaries and dedications of revolutionary war
soldiers grave sites Sar National headquarters In 1979 NSSAR moved it National headquarters from Washington DC to Louisville Kentucky which houses the SAR National Museum Gallery and Genealogical Research Library
The library collection has grown to 58,000 items and includes family histories, state genealogy materials, federal censuses, Revolutionary War pension applications, and CD collections. The primary focal point of the collections is the Revolutionary War period, but the collection does include other materials of a genealogical
nature. The online catalog allows you to see what is available. Children of the American Revolution The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution is an
organization of persons through 21 years of age who are lineal descendants of a patriot of the American Revolution. The C.A.R. is an independent organization which looks to the DAR, SAR for its leadership and financial support.
Children of the American Revolution The N.S.C.A.R. has six primary objectives in its Bylaws; these objectives are the foundation of the organization: 1.To acquire knowledge of American History. 2.To preserve and restore places of Historical importance
associated with men and women who forwarded American Independence. 3.To ascertain the deeds and honor the memories of the men, women and children who rendered service to the cause of the American Revolution. 4.To promote the celebration of patriotic anniversaries. 5.To honor and cherish the Flag of the United States of
America above every other flag. 6.To love, uphold and extend the principles of American liberty and patriotism. Daughters of the American revolution
DAR Facts Founded: October 11, 1890 Incorporated 1896 by an Act of Congress Objectives: Historic Preservation, Education, Patriotism
Motto: God, Home, and Country Membership: 170,000 members 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.; International chapters in Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom More than 890,000 women have joined the DAR since
it was founded. Eligibility for Membership: Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. WHY YOU SHOULD
JOIN SAR ? You can become a member of a brotherhood of patriotic men bought together by their heritage and welded into an organization dedicated to the preservation of Constitutional freedoms established by the founders of our nation. As a member of the SAR you will be able to take an active part in assuring your
children of the same freedoms you enjoyed. The local chapters of the society afford an opportunity to become acquainted with a brotherhood of men in your community with whom you have common interest. Joining SAR will afford you opportunity to serve your community to whatever degree your time permits. In furthering patriotic education and generating and
preserving understanding and appreciation, of the principles of government which our forefathers established. SAR will guide you in researching your family lineage to establish your right to membership and once you become a member, will record and preserve this information making it forever available
The values and benefits of joining SAR
SAR helps you to locate your patriot ancestor and to learn their historical story
SAR membership provides a platform to educate others on our history and the principals of our forefathers. SAR membership helps you to understand your responsibility as an American Citizen SAR helps you to discover your familys relationship to the founding of our nation SAR teaches you about patriotism
SAR will provide you an opportunity to honor your patriot ancestor SAR is a very prestigious organization that includes membership by 16 U.S. Presidents. Military Generals, Senators, Congressmen, Members of the U.S. Supreme Court and other prominent American dignitaries SAR members have pride in their heritage and a
connection with the spirit of our founding fathers What SAR means to me The SAR gives me a means to honor the sacrifices my ancestors made in order to establish this great nation. And it gives me an opportunity to carry forward the ideals upon which it was founded.
SAR membership is vital at this time in American history. The focus on political correctness and the de-emphasizing of the facts in American History in both our society and our schools is leading to a loss of respect and tradition for the American flag and Constitutional form of democratic government. My SAR membership constantly calls to my mind the
courage, the sense of duty and the participation by our early forebears in creating a nation which is now our responsibility to maintain on the foundations that they built. What SAR means to me In these most difficult times for our nation, all our citizens
must be mindful of our heritage and the basic principles under which America has grown to greatness and prospered in freedom. I am proud of my membership in the Society of the Sons of the American Revolution because of the important role the Society plays in strengthening and preserving the American ideal. The membership in the National Society, SAR, which I
have recently received, serves as a source of strength in these turbulent times. It provides an awareness of how this nation came to be, how it struggled for survival and to become free, how it grew to a position of world leadership, and the necessity of maintaining those qualities in our individual and national life if the United States is to continue to be the kind of nation we want it to be. As I
become older, I realize the importance of impressing these thoughts upon my five children.
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