Washington SAR

Sons of the American Revolution


The SAR...


  • Commemorates and provides memorials for the people and events of the American Revolution.
  • Helps  preserve records relating to the events leading up to and during the American Revolution.
  • Supports patriotic/historical endeavors.  The National SAR was a major force behind the construction of the National Archives in Washington DC and the collection of historic documents there.
  • Supports research and presentations (books, articles, and talks) related to the history and people of the period 1750-1800.
  • Publishes newsletters at the Chapter and State level.  The national SAR Magazine publishes authoritative descriptions of historical events in a quality magazine of archival value.
  • Pursues the burial records of our  patriot ancestors.  The National SAR Revolutionary War Graves Committee published information on some 54,000 grave sites of patriots in the NSSAR Revolutionary War Graves Register, published in 1993.  More names have been collected and the entire 140,000 names and locations have now been published on CDROM.
  • Seeks out individuals who are eligible to become members of the SAR. The National SAR Patriot Index Committee has published information on 732,000 patriots and their descendants.

Programs and Activities

Objective One: Historical