Organized on April 24, 1889, the New Hampshire Society, Sons of the American Revolution (NHSSAR) is the state affiliate for the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR).
What Is The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution?
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution was incorporated on January 17, 1890 in Connecticut and later chartered by the United States Congress on June 9, 1906. Prior to this date a number of state societies were formed. These were led by the Sons of Revolutionary Sires, organized July 4, 1876 in San Francisco. The first Congress of the National Society was held in Louisville, Kentucky on April 30, 1889 which was the 100th anniversary of George Washington's taking of the oath of office of President of the United States.
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR) was organized on April 30, 1889, to " perpetuate the memory of those who, by their services or sacrifices during the war of the American Revolution, achieved the independence of the American People. "
- Honor individuals for outstanding and unusual patriotic achievement on a national, regional and local level.
- Honor members of the United States Congress for outstanding service to the nation.
- Honor outstanding high school students annually with the presentation of a Good Citizenship Award.
- Honor outstanding Junior and Senior ROTC cadets annually with the presentation of the ROTC Award.
- Honor Law Enforcement officials for outstanding service with a Law Enforcement Award.
- Select an outstanding Eagle Scout annually at the chapter, state and national level. The national winner receives a college scholarship.
- Honor an outstanding student for winning the Knight Essay Contest.
- Conduct a national historical orations contest annually.
- Sponsor Boy Scout troops and chapters of the Children of the American Revolution.
- Place SAR Markers at the grave sites of Revolutionary War Patriots and SAR Members.
- Commemorate Revolutionary War Patriots with appropriate ceremonies.
- Participate in new citizenship swearing-in ceremonies.
- Observe patriotic anniversaries.
- Cooperate with the
National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution,
National Society of the Children of the American Revolution and
other hereditary organizations in the promotion of patriotism.
The National Headquarters is located in Louisville, Kentucky. There are 50 state societies including the District of Columbia. There are also societies in France, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and Switzerland. The current membership is approximately 26,000 active members.