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NSSAR is a not-for-profit corporation chartered by an Act of the United States Congress on June 9, 1906. The purposes and objects of NSSAR are declared to be patriotic, historical, and educational, and shall include those intended or designed to perpetuate the memory of the men who, by their services or sacrifices during the war of the American Revolution, achieved the independence of the American people; to unite and promote among their descendants; to inspire them and the community at large with a more profound reverence for the principles of the Government founded by our forefathers; to encourage historical research in relation to the American Revolution; to acquire and preserve the records of the individual services of the patriots of the war, as well as documents, relics, and landmarks; to mark the scenes of the Revolution by appropriate memorials; to celebrate the anniversaries of the prominent events of the war and of the Revolutionary period; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to carry out the purposes expressed in the preamble to the Constitution of our country and the injunctions of Washington in his farewell address to the American people.
In an effort to maintain the high standard of conduct expected and deserved by our Forefathers, our Members, and the American public NSSAR operates under the Code of Business Ethics and Conduct outlined below.
All members, employees, and volunteers are required to comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and with NSSAR bylaws and policies.
No member, employee, or volunteer shall engage in the following actions:
  • Authorize the use of or use for the benefit or advantage of any person, the name, emblem, endorsement, services or property of NSSAR, except in conformance with NSSAR policy.
  • Accept or seek on behalf of any other person, any financial advantage or gain of other than nominal value offered as a result of the member’s, employee’s, or volunteer’s affiliation with NSSAR.
  • Publicly use any NSSAR affiliation in connection with promotion of partisan politics, religious matters or positions on any issue not in conformity with the official position of NSSAR.
  • Disclose any confidential NSSAR information that is available solely as a result of the member’s, employee’s or volunteer’s affiliation with NSSAR to any person not authorized to receive information, or use to the disadvantage of NSSAR any such confidential information, without the express authorization of NSSAR.
  • Knowingly take any action or make any statement intended to influence the conduct of NSSAR in such a way as to confer any financial benefit on any person, corporation or entity in which the individual has a significant interest or affiliation.
  • Operate or act in a manner that creates a conflict or appears to create a conflict with the interests of NS