This is the highest award presented to a member by the National Society. It is presented for distinguished service rendered to the SAR on the National level. Members are selected by the Minuteman Committee from submitted applications. The Committee is appointed by the President General from previous recipients of the award. It is presented during the Annual Congress to no more than six recipients per year. More information can be found in the SAR Handbook.
A little more detailed information about the award can be found on the website here.