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  1. The Revolution's Last Men: Author Don N. Hagist to speak at SAR HQ

    Mark your calendars! Friday, April 15 at 7PM the SAR is hosting Don N. Hagist, author of The Revolution's Last Men for a lecture and book signing.  Please see attached flyer for details.
     
    Don N. Hagist is an independent researcher specializing in the demographics and material culture of the British Army in the American 
    Revolution.
  2. “Decision 1787: The Constitutional Convention and the U.S. Presidency”

     

  3. World War II veteran honored in Missoula By Eric Clements

    MISSOULA -  “The first enemy patrol vessel was detected and avoided at 3:10 am on April 18, 1942.  Airplane No. AC40-2261 (The Ruptured Duck) took off at 8:43 am.” That’s what was written in the official report made by Brigadier General James Doolittle following a series of raids on Tokyo during WWII.

  4. Patriot Biographies Committee Announcement

    To identify the listing of all the Patriot Biographies that have been entered into the database, we have established a Patriot named “Index” - ‪#‎P‬-334038 in the Patriot and Grave Index. We have expanded the Index to alphabetize by State of service for the Patriots. Hopefully, this will enable a more specific search when looking for a biography entry.

    In order to access:

  5. SAR Ladies Auxiliary Group to Hold House-Warming to Support Lexington-Area Female Veterans

     

         In lieu of its usual activities, the SAR Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a house-warming shower on Saturday, 27 February 2016, at noon in the Gallery Ballroom of the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. They will be collecting donated items that the female veterans will need in their new home and during their transition period with Sheppard’s Hands.

  6. "Decision 1770: The Voting Process”

     

         Colonial elections little resembled today's process and election intervals were often irregular. Governors called for polls whenever they seemed necessary – though Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania, for example, conducted them annually. Sheriffs posted notices of elections in prominent places throughout their districts. On the appointed day, voters traveled to a courthouse to cast their ballots.

  7. SAR to Honor the Four Decades of Public Service of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia at Annual Gala Event

    The George Washington Chapter of the Virginia Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) will host a formal gala event at the Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria, Virginia, on Saturday, March 26, 2016, to present the SAR's highest national award for public service to the Honorable Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. The SAR Gold Good Citizenship Medal is awarded for outstanding and unusual patriotic achievement and service of national importance.

  8. Wreaths Across America 2015 - Updated

    A story involving one SAR Compatriot during this year's Wreaths Across America

    Fred Kaffenberger



    Proclamation from President General Thomas E. Lawrence

  9. Amazon Smile

    Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the SAR by clicking on the above image when placing your order.

  10. **(UPDATE) New Statue placed on Louisville's Museum Row: News Coverage and Unveiling Ceremony Video

     

     

    This Friday, November 20th will feature the unveiling of the "Sons of Liberty - 1775" statue on Louisville's Museum Row on West Main.

    WDRB 41 Online News Story

    Sons of Liberty 1775
  11. 125th Congress - Louisville revisited

    One of our local members put together some memories from the 125th Congress held in Louisville, Kentucky
     

  12. Library Now Offering Two New Databases to Members Offsite!

  13. Outreach Education Website Offers Online Resources & Interactive Sites!

         During the September Fall Leadership Meeting, SAR Outreach Education highlighted its new temporary website and the online features that focus on accessibility. New media resources, informative articles, speeches, and interactive sites are instantly available to members, educators, and the inquisitive public at the click of a mouse.

  14. “I Learned A Lot About History” at the SAR Colonial Fair

     

  15. Library Represented at Louisville Genealogical Society Conference

    On Saturday, October 17, the SAR Genealogical Research Library participated in the annual Louisville Genealogical Society seminar held at Beargrass Christian Church in Louisville, KY.  The event features a book fair, vendor booth, and genealogical speakers from around the area including a national keynote speaker.  This year’s headlining speaker was Judy Russell, “The Legal Genealogist.”  She spoke on such topics as “Where There Is – or Isn’t – a Will” and “No Vitals? No Problem!