We are delighted that you are interested in the Sons of the American Revolution. Explore our website and you will see we are an organization whose objectives are educational, historical and patriotic. Our eight chapters and 400+ members participate to achieve our society’s objectives. Our members come from diverse backgrounds and have many different interests. What joins all of us together is the friendship, camaraderie, and service to others that we share as members. All of us are linked through our ancestors to the early days of our country.
On behalf of our members, I invite you to join our ranks as we strive to keep patriotism and the memory of our Revolutionary War heritage burning in the hearts and minds of every American, young and old. We believe it is our responsibility to bring public awareness of how we became this free nation and understand that it did not come free. We do this by being involved in patriotic activities and outreach programs in the communities we serve. As you will see from the website, we conduct scholarship and recognition programs for high school, middle school and elementary school students, for ROTC and JROTC cadets and Eagle Scouts. We have a very active Color Guard who, along with other members of our organization, will go into school classrooms in Revolutionary War uniforms to assist classroom teachers in their teaching of the American Revolution War, the United States Flag, the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.
Membership in the SAR is a unique opportunity to honor one's lineage and heritage as a descendant of a patriot of the American Revolution. To join the SAR you must prove your lineage to a patriot ancestor who served in the cause of the American Revolution. The pursuit of your ancestor is a wonderful adventure as it brings history to life YOUR history. Those of us who claim Revolutionary Patriots as our ancestors are richly blessed, and participation in this organization helps us to honor and remember the courage and sacrifices made for our benefit by men and women we never knew, but whose blood flows in our veins.
As you peruse the webpage information, I hope you come away with a better understanding of our society and our goals. I invite you to look at our programs and should you need any additional information do not hesitate to contact us. I look forward to seeing you as a member of the Washington State SAR.
Douglas H. Nelson
State President 2015 – 2017