Chapter Mission

Patriotic Goals

  • Our goal is to inspire the community with the principles that our nation was founded upon. We will participate in civic and patriotic events and observances such as Veterans Day, Flag Day, and Constitution Day, and pass resolutions to promote action based on these principles.
  • We aim to preserve and expand the institutions of American freedom. In 1994, the SAR formed a Task Force to Preserve U.S. History, which works to bring attention to significant issues in pre-college U.S. history education.
  • Our objective is to fulfill the promises outlined in the Preamble to the Constitution.
  • We seek to recognize outstanding public service through thousands of awards presented each year by state-level societies and chapters of the SAR. These awards honor individuals who embody the best civic traditions of our nation, including young leaders in our communities such as high-ranking high school students, Eagle Scouts, JROTC and ROTC cadets, and midshipmen.
  • Our organization strives to honor, respect, and support the sacrifices of our veterans, particularly those confined to residential and hospital facilities provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Historic Goals

  • Our goal is to honor and remember the people and events of the American Revolution through commemorative memorials.
  • We are dedicated to preserving records related to the American Revolution, including those leading up to and during the war. The SAR played a significant role in the establishment of the National Archives in Washington, D.C., where many historic documents are housed.
  • We support genealogical research and presentations that explore the history and people of the period from 1750 to 1800. The National SAR Magazine provides authoritative descriptions of historical events and is considered a valuable archival resource. In 1993, the Revolutionary War Graves Committee published information on 54,000 grave sites of patriots in the SAR Revolutionary War Graves Register. This list has since expanded to include a total of 140,000 names and locations. Additionally, the Patriot Index Committee is publishing information on 732,000 patriots and their descendants.
  • Educational Goals

    • Our organization strongly supports youth awards initiatives, such as essay and oration competitions centered around historical and patriotic topics.
    • We disperse history course materials and educational media throughout the nation.
    • We educate the community on the fundamental principles and historical occurrences of the American Revolution and the Constitution. We portray significant events and figures from the Revolutionary era to students and the general public.
    • We aid individuals in finding and assessing genealogical records. Our state-level society and chapter registrars possess exceptional resources, and the SAR Genealogical Research Library serves as a major national repository of genealogical data.