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  1. “Decision 1789: No Campaign Needed”

     

         When it came time for the newly born United States to elect its first president, everyone knew George Washington was the best man for the job. Not only had Washington led the Continental Army to victory in the country’s fight for independence from the British, he had also presided over the Constitutional Convention in 1787 that gave birth to a new democratic government.

  2. Maryland Society SAR Through the Years

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    The Maryland Society, in September, 1907, restored and re-erected the tablet originally put in place in 1894 on the building in Baltimore, destroyed by fire in February, 1904, where the Continental Congress met during the Revolutionary War.

     

  3. Independence Hall Now on Main Street

                                                           

  4. "Help a Vet" Ladies Luncheon during the Spring Leadership

    As most of you know, Mickey Jo Lawrence, First Lady of the SAR picked a theme this year - "Help a Vet."  With that in mind the Ladies Luncheon held during the Spring Leadership Meeting focused on female veterans and a Lexington, Kentucky non-profit organization called Sheppard's Hands.  They help female veterans by transforming a house into a home for homeless female veterans.  It is the first of its kind in the state of Kentucky.

  5. SAR Foundation Donor Lapel Pins

         The SAR Foundation is now showcasing pins of appreciation to all donors giving at the $10 pledge level or above. This fine lapel pin depicts the SAR letters in tones of gold, will compliment any jacket, and will help point out the donor’s ongoing commitment to the SAR’s mission through his or her charitable giving. Those individuals or SAR Chapters and State Societies wishing to order a pin or a supply of pins to share with your chapter should contact Ms.

    SAR Foundation Lapel Pin
  6. Friends of the SAR Library Promotional Video Now Available

                                                          

  7. 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.
  8. “Decision 1787: The Constitutional Convention and the U.S. Presidency”

     

  9. 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.

  10. 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:

  11. 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.

  12. "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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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.