‘The Sons of the American Revolution is the leading male lineage society that perpetuates the ideals of the war for independence. As a historical, educational, and patriotic, non-profit corporation, we seek to maintain and expand the meaning of patriotism, respect for our national symbols, the value of American citizenship, and the unifying force of e pluribus unum’ states the homepage of the NSSAR website.
The Sons of the American Revolution, or SAR was incorporated on January 17, 1890, in Connecticut and later chartered by the United States Congress on June 9, 1906. The first Congress of the National Society was held in Louisville, Kentucky on April 30, 1890, the 101st anniversary of George Washington’s taking the oath of office as President of the United States. There are about 27,000 sons of American Revolutionary patriots. These ‘sons’ are direct descendants of male and female American Revolutionary War Patriots.
Respect for our national symbol, the American Flag is the cornerstone of our chapter. By respecting the flag with honor, ritual and pledge we also remember the sacrifice of our patriot heroes during the American Revolution. By finding and marking patriot grave sites, we help others remember those who served during the time of the birth of our nation. In honoring those serving today, and reaching out to those who served in the recent past, we continue to honor our country and the ideals of her founding fathers.