Patriot Grave Marking

  • The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) is a patriotic organization whose mission is to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and honor the sacrifices of those who fought for American independence. One of the ways we achieve this is through patriot grave marking events.

  • Patriot grave marking events are a way for the SAR to honor the memory of the men and women who served during the American Revolution.

  • To participate in a patriot grave marking event, the SAR must first locate a patriot's grave. This is typically done through genealogical research, which can be time-consuming and challenging. Once a grave has been located, the SAR will work with the cemetery to obtain permission to place a marker.

  • The marker itself is made of bronze and features the name of the patriot, along with their rank and any other pertinent information. It is placed on a stand that is anchored to the ground, ensuring that it will remain in place for years to come.

  • On the day of the event, SAR members will gather at the gravesite for a short ceremony. This may include a color guard, the reading of a biography of the patriot, and the laying of a wreath. A musket salute is also typically performed, which involves firing three volleys into the air.

  • Patriot grave marking events have been a tradition of the SAR for over 100 years. They serve as a way to preserve the memory of those who fought for American independence, and to honor the sacrifices they made for our country. These events are also a way to educate the public about our nation's history and the important role that patriots played in securing our freedom.

Keep an eye on our event calendar for patriot grave marking ceremonies.