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Welcome to the home of the Pensacola Chapter of the Florida Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

The Sons of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and teaching American history to future generations.

In 1876, a group of men in the San Francisco, California area, who were descendants of Patriots involved in the American Revolution, formed an organization called the “Sons of Revolutionary Sires.” Their objective was to create a fraternal and civic society to salute the men and women who pledged their lives, fortunes and their sacred honor to the battle for independence from Great Britain. They wanted to keep alive their ancestors’ story of patriotism and courage in the belief that it is a universal one of man’s struggle against tyranny — a story which would inspire and sustain succeeding generations when they would have to defend and extend our freedoms.

The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) was organized on April 30, 1889 — the 100th anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington as our nation’s first President, and was conceived as a fraternal and civic society composed of lineal descendants of the men who wintered at Valley Forge, signed the Declaration of Independence, fought in the battles of the American Revolution, served in the Continental Congress, or otherwise supported the cause of American Independence. The 1st Congress of the National Society was held in Louisville, Kentucky on April 30, 1890.

An International Organization

The SAR is the largest male lineage organization in the United States and consists of 50 state-level societies with more than 500 local chapters, several international societies (including Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom).  We currently have over 33,000 members. Prominent current and past SAR members include sixteen U.S. presidents, U.S. senators and representatives, entertainment industry celebrities, as well as foreign dignitaries such as Sir Winston Churchill, and Kings Juan Carlos I and Felipe VI of Spain.

SAR members have proudly answered their country’s call in every major American conflict beginning with the battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, and continuing to the present day, including Operation Desert Storm, Bosnia, and the recent actions in Afghanistan and Iraq. SAR members have received the highest awards America can bestow, including the Medal of Honor.

We are so much more than a lineage society!

While the Sons of the American Revolution is the largest male lineage organization in the United States,  we are also so much more than “just” a lineage organization! 

The SAR is a patriotic organization that seeks to help our communities remember, honor, and perpetuate the principles that our country was founded on and that are enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

Being an SAR member involves you in your local and national community with telling the story of the Founding Fathers and the creation of the United States of America.  It connects you to the history of the American Revolution by a direct means in tracing your lineage.  It allows you to connect with others that also share that same type of connection.

Come see what we are all about!

Remembering our past...

By honoring those who served or assisted the colonies during the Revolutionary War.

Shaping Young Minds...

By educating our youth about the Constitution and those who developed the American ideals and traditions.

Promoting Core Values...

By protecting our Constitution and perpetuating American ideals and traditions.

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