What is the SAR?
The SAR, the largest male lineage organization in the U.S., consists of 50 state-level societies with more than 500 local chapters, several international societies (including Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom), and over 33,000 members. Prominent SAR members include sixteen U.S. presidents, U.S. senators and representatives, local business and community leaders, as well as foreign dignitaries such as Sir Winston Churchill, and Kings Juan Carlos I and Felipe VI of Spain.
SAR members have also answered their country’s call in every major American conflict beginning with the battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, and continuing to the present day, including Operation Desert Storm, Bosnia, and the recent actions in Afghanistan and Iraq. SAR members have received the highest awards America can bestow, including the Medal of Honor.
What we do...
We work with other organizations in furthering the understanding of the American Revolution such as: • The Smithsonian Institution • King's College London Partnership and Georgian Papers Programme
State and Locally focused:
Please visit our District, State-level, and International Society websites
for news and events that occur in your area.
Our members give speeches and presentations at various SAR and/or civic events in our communities.
Publications and Newsletters:
The SAR Magazine is the official quarterly publication of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
We also have additional publications and newsletters which highlight some of the various SAR committees' work:
• Our Veterans Committee's work with VA hospitals and service awards and our Veterans Recognition Committee's compilation of the SAR Veterans Corps and the SAR Veterans Bugle periodical.
• Our Color Guard units' representation at events and ceremonies around the country and the production of the SAR Colorguardsman quarterly e-magazine.