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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.

The 229th Anniversary of the Gathering at Sycamore Shoals


The 229th Anniversary of the Gathering at Sycamore Shoals

Elizabethton, TN – September 18 & 19, 2009



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

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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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

229th Anniversary of the Patriot Victory at Musgrove Mill


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


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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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.

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. 


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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