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  1. Merchandise Direct Christmas 2009 Flier

    Merchandise Direct is offering special "Stocking-Stuffer Discounts"

    10% off of regular prices on select items, good on orders received through December 1, for in-stock items only.

  2. The 229th Anniversary of the Gathering at Sycamore Shoals


    The 229th Anniversary of the Gathering at Sycamore Shoals

    Elizabethton, TN – September 18 & 19, 2009



  3. 228th Anniversary of the Battle at Eutaw Springs


    228th Anniversary of the Battle at Eutaw Springs

    Eutawville, SC – September 5, 2009


    This is the "Forgotten War", the battle that has for too long gone unheralded in the annals of American History.  Yet it was the bloodiest conflict of the Revolutionary War and marked the capture of one our most talented cavalry commanders, Lieutenant Colonel William Washington.  For years it has been rumored that the battlefield at Eutaw Springs had been covered by the

  4. Phase 1 - Build out of the SAR Genealogical Library

    The Center for Advancing America's Heritage Building Project takes its first steps


    Below is a video that shows the signing of the contract for the first phase of the CAAH project, the build out of the SAR Genealogical Library in downtown Louisville.  The video also shows the ceremony held at the location of the new Library, with the Mayor of Louisville reading a proclamation.

    These are exciting times in the SAR!

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  5. SAR is planning a trip to Spain in 2010

    Please join us for a wonderful 10 day trip to Spain, May 10-20, 2010. We will visit the Cathedral in Malaga, where the church members donated the money for the second tower of the church to Gen Bernardo Galvez, for guns, ammunition, and supplies to fight the English up the Mississippi and along the Gulf Coast.

    Spanish Flag
  6. 229th Anniversary of the Patriot Victory at Musgrove Mill


    229th Anniversary of the Patriot Victory at Musgrove Mill
    Clinton, SC - August 15, 2009


  7. Video Message From President General Ed Butler 2009 - 2010

    Our New President General Edward Butler delivers his first Video Message as President General of the SAR.  PG Butler speaks breifly about the history of the SAR, and the Programs that the SAR Supports.  In addition the various awards that the SAR presents are also discussed.

    Lastly, PG Butler briefy talks about becoming a member of the SAR, and how to find the items needed to join.



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  8. PG Butler on the Road: New York City Aug. 4-6, 2009

    The first lady and I were already planning on attending the Atlantic Middle States Conference in Rochester, NY, Aug. 7 -9. I needed to stop in New York City to visit officials of the History Channel. So, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to visit the First Continental Chapter in New York City. I called my long time friend, former Historian General, and current NSSAR Ambassador to Scotland, Dick Sage.  Dick arranged for John Hilliard, current chapter president to give us a tour of the Revolutionary War historic sights in lower Manhattan and a luncheon at Fraunces Tavern.

  9. PG Butler on the road - Texas Society BOM Meeting


    Texas Society Board of Managers Meeting
    Lake Jackson, TX
    Cradle of Texas Chapter - Hosts
    July 30 – Aug. 2, 2009

    It was very fitting that our first official appearance as President General and First Lady was at a Texas SAR Society event.  We drove to this event, which was 525 miles round trip.

    Dr. Don Pugh was the chairman of the event.  He organized a wonderful full day historic tour of Brazoria County, TX, entitled “The Trails and Trials of Santa Anna after San Jacinto in Brazoria County, and Other Historic Sites”.  Brazoria County is named after the Brazos River, the longest river in Texas.  The river empties into the Gulf of Mexico at Brazosport, TX. 

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  10. Message From President General David N. Appleby 2008 - 2009

    2008 - 2009 President General David N. Appleby speaking about the Role of the SAR and the new Center for Advancing America's Heritage (CAAH).  President General Appleby talks about the Change in the SAR that now includes Patriotic Education as part of the Societies goals, and reflects on his time as a SAR member and President General

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  11. Virginia Teacher Wins 2008 Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award

    James E. Triesler, who teaches American history at Clover Hill High School in Midlothian, Virginia has won the 2008 Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award.  This prestigious teacher award is one of many education related awards sponsored by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.  Mr. Triesler was sponsored by the Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Society.

  12. NSSAR Represented at the 2009 National Genealogical Society Annual Conference

    The National Genealogical Society (NGS) held its annual conference in Raleigh, NC, from Wednesday, May 13, through Saturday, May 16. The SAR was doubly represented: the North Carolina Society had an exhibit on Wednesday's "Society Night," while the National Society had an exhibit in the exhibition hall during the entire conference.

  13. Kentucky Derby Festival 2009 Pegasus Parade

    The most exciting “season” in Louisville is the time leading up to the world-famous Kentucky Derby, held the first Saturday in May. Normally, the city is in spring's full bloom and alive with a festive atmosphere we call “Derby Fever.” Please visit the Kentucky Derby Festival (KDF) website at http// for a listing of events.

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  14. Online Giving Goes Live!

    Online giving to the ADVANCE:  Campaign for New Generations for The Center for Advancing America's Heritage is now available at the SAR Foundation website.  It's so easy!  Simply go to and select the amount you wish to donate at the bottom of the page to make your secure online gift.  The program will lead you through the entire process.

  15. Keyhole to History CD Available in a New Generic Format

    In response to State Society requests, a new generic format for the Keyhole to History CD will be available to members at the Spring Leadership meeting. Funded by the George Washington Endowment Fund, this reformatted Keyhole to History will identify the sponsor as being "the Sons of the American Revolution," versus a particular State Society. Originally a successful Florida Society project, these 52 public-service announcements highlight Revolutionary War events, battles, patriots, and the American flag.