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.