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NEXT MEETING

Our Monthly Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month September through June

Our next meeting is on Monday, June 10, 2024 at 6:30PM

MEETING LOCATION:

St Charles Knights of Columbus Hall

20 Westbury Dr

St. Charles, MO  63301

Program:  Patriot Rufus Hemenway

Click Here for Map and Directions     

 

What is the Sons of the American Revolution?

 

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

  • the unifying force of e pluribus unum that has created, from the people of many nations, one nation and one people.

We do this by perpetuating the stories of patriotism, courage, sacrifice, tragedy, and triumph of the men who achieved the independence of the American people in the belief that these stories are universal ones of man's eternal struggle against tyranny, relevant to all time, and will inspire and strengthen each succeeding generation as it too is called upon to defend our freedoms on the battlefield and in our public institutions.

Who Can Join

The SAR is a "lineage" society. This means that each member has traced their family tree back to a point of having an ancestor who supported the cause of American Independence during the years 1774-1783. Support can include military service, government service, providing supplies to the military, taking an oath of allegiance to the cause, and many other possibilities. Basically anything that helped further the cause of freedom from the Crown. If you have relatives that have been in the DAR or SAR, then you are probably eligible to join. If you think you have a patriot ancestor or if you are not sure, you are more than welcome to visit. We can help you with your research.

How to Join

Download a blank application by clicking HERE. Provide as much information on your lineage going back to your patriot as possible. It's not a big deal if you don't know all of the dates and places. Assemble all of your documentation. You will need copies of birth, death, and marriage records for the first couple of generations. Bring what you have to one of our meetings, and the chapter genealogist will look it over and help you complete the application. Once the application is complete, it will be submitted for approval. Final approval can take anywhere from 2-6 months. If you have any questions, contact the chapter genealogist via e-mail. 

Our chapter genealogist has prepared a guide highlighting some genealogy resources that you may not have known about.

SAR NATIONAL EVENTS IN MAY

Fernando de Leyba Chapter Brochure

To: Compatriots of Fernando de Leyba Chapter:

 

The Steering Committee of our Chapter has looked into several areas of our operations, including how we present ourselves to the public and potential members.

 

One of these areas was the need for a brochure to hand out to potential members, explaining what we do as well as the process to become a member. We have had a brochure in the past about the Chapter but it is far outdated and basically doesn't fit the need for establishing interest in membership.

 

As a result of this desire, your Committee has designed the brochure which can be used by members when they have met people who might be interested in membership. In addition these can be left at venues such as genealogy areas of public libraries, or maybe distributed by our DAR sisters.

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May 25, 2024 11:00AM EDT

George Rogers Clark Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony and Patriot Grave Marking
George Rogers Clark Memorial
401 S 2nd St
Vincennes, IN 47591

NEW INFO ADDED!   May 26, 2024

Battle of San Carlos Commemoration
Ste. Genevieve, Missouri

More Details Here

The American Revolutionary War in the West Conference 2024
 

WHERE:  Sheraton Westport Plaza Hotel, 900 Westport Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63146

 

DATE:     September 27-29, 2024

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