The Sons of the American Revolution are direct descendants of those patriots that achieved the independence of the American people. The objectives of our organization are intended to perpetuate a more profound reverence for the principles of the government founded by our forefathers.
The SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION was incorporated in Connecticut on January 17, 1890 and later chartered by the United States Congress on June 6, 1906. Prior to 1890, a number of state societies were formed. These were led by the Sons of Revolutionary Sires, which was organized July 4, 1876 in San Francisco, California. Acting on a resolution by the New Jersey Society, delegates from thirteen state societies met at Faunce’s Tavern in New York City on April 30, 1889 in celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington. It was on this date that the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution was organized.
The Sons of the American Revolution is a historical, educational, and patriotic United States 501(c)3 non-profit organization 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.
- Unite and promote fellowship among their descendants.
- Inspire them and the Community with a more profound reverence for the principles of the government founded by our forefathers.
- Encourage historical research in relation to the American Revolution.
- Maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, an appreciation for true patriotism, a respect for our national symbols, and the value of American citizenship.
- Promote the purposes expressed in the preamble of the Constitution.
President, Sacramento Chapter
Sons of the American Revolution