|Boll Weevil Monument
|Qualifications For Membership
Any man of age eighteen years or over, who is a lineal descendant of an ancestor
who supported the war for American Independence is eligible for membership. The
Patriot may have fought in the military and or militia, provided supplies to the
American forces, served in a political office or similar acts.
What is the Sons of the American Revolution
Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). The SAR is a historical, educational, and
patriotic non-profit, United State 501(c)3, corporation that seeks to maintain and
* the institution 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.
The SAR is a "lineage" society. This means that each member has traced their family
tree back to the point of having an ancestor who supported the cause of American
Independence during the years 1774 - 1783. SAR members include fifteen presidents
of the United States, Brigadier, Lieutenant and five star generals, presidents of
several colleges and universities, ambassadors, and members of the Supreme Court,
the U.S. Senate and the U.S. Congress. Members include small businessmen,
doctors, lawyers, school teachers, CPAs, elected local, state, and federal officials, and
government employees, all of whom have a deep affection for America its heritage
Some of the preceding information is from the National Society Sons of the American
Revolution web site. For additional information on the Sons of the American
Revolution visit the National Society's web at www.sar.org . Also for youth membership
visit the National Society Children of the American Revolution at www.nscar.org and
the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution at www.dar.org .
DISCLAIMER: The Wiregrass Chapter, Alabama Society, Sons of the American Revolution web
site is not an official publication of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution. The
material presented on this web site are the work and responsibility of the Wiregrass Chapter. The
inclusion of a link to external web sites is not an endorsement or approval of the content or products
of the site.
|Dr. Nelson Gwinn
Calendar of Events
Memorial Stone Dedication
The first known black Revolutionary Soldier
Buried in Alabama
Sunday February 1, 2:30 pm
Invitation and Direction
The Wiregrass Chapter Sons of the American Revolution was chartered in 1992. Today
the chapter has grown to more than fifty members with numerous members holding
state offices and committee chairmanship both past and present. Activities in the
communities of the Wiregrass area include ROTC Awards in the High Schools, Roy
Shoffner Good Citizenship Award to High School Juniors, Patriot grave location and
marking as well as an active Color Guard known as "The Wiregrass Minutemen".
The Wiregrass Chapter holds meeting at 11:30 on the third Thursday of the month at
Po Folks Restaurant in Enterprise, Alabama. For assistance with filling out the
application worksheet to become a member of the Sons of the American Revolution
please contact the Registrar John R. Wallace.
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