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SAR is dedicated to assisting our members, schools, teachers and the general public in their efforts to sustain and preserve our history and constitutional principles.

WhO is The SAR?

We Remember the Past

By honoring those who served or assisted the colonies during the Revolutionary War.

Building the Future

By protecting our Constitution and perpetuating American ideals and traditions.

Shaping the Young

By educating our youth about the Constitution and those who developed the American ideals and traditions.

The SAR is a patriotic, historical, and educational non-profit corporation, United States 501(c)3, 

that seeks to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, 

an appreciation for true patriotism, a respect for our national symbols, 

the value of American citizenship, and the unifying force of e pluribus unum. 

What are the origins of the SAR?

In 1876, there were many celebrations to commemorate the centennial of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. As part of this patriotic fervor, a group of men in the San Francisco, California, area who were descendants of patriots involved in the American Revolution, formed an organization called the Sons of Revolutionary Sires.

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Compatriot Presidents of the United States

The SAR is proud of its compatriot presidents of the United States. We honor these SAR members who used their position as president to build a better America. Each remembered the founding of this great nation and the role of his Revolutionary War ancestor in making America the beacon of liberty and justice of all.

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The Story Behind the SAR Insignia

The insignia is not only one of the most beautiful of American hereditary societies; it is also one of the most steeped with history and replete with significance.

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Compatriots who have received Congressional Medals of Honor.

The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States​. It is generally presented by the president of the United States in the name of Congress and thus is often called the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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the study and tracing of lines of descent from an ancestor.​

The SAR utilizes genealogy in establishing “the lineal descendant of an
ancestor who was at all times unfailing in loyalty to, and rendered
active service in the cause of American Independence.”​

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The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Headquarters

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