Our Local Mission
The Washington Crossing chapter of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution – located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania – has a unique mission in addition to supporting our parent organization’s national goals.
We strive to celebrate and promote the story of “Washington’s Crossing” and other Bucks County Revolutionary War history including Moland House – which served as Washington’s headquarters prior to the battle of Brandywine, and where the Marquis de Lafayette and Casimir Pulaski pledged themselves to the cause of American Independence and where the Betsy Ross flag is supposed to have been presented for the first time.
A Proud Legacy
Our members are lineal descendants of Revolutionary War patriots and we work to preserve their memory and to build on the work they began when they forged the United States of America with the treasure of their lives and fortunes.
We welcome your interest and can offer assistance to anyone seeking to locate and prove their direct descent from a Revolutionary War patriot. Please email us at WashingtonCrossingSAR@gmail.com or simply use the form on our contact page to reach us for more information about SAR. (We also have a Ladies Auxiliary and a Children of the American Revolution chapter.)
THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Learn more at www.SAR.org
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution preserves American history. We foster patriotism and inspire respect for America’s founding principles and leadership. We engage our communities to promote local interest through historical and educational initiatives.
The SAR is a patriotic, historical, and educational non-profit corporation, United States 501(c)3, 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, and the unifying force of e pluribus unum.
We work to preserve our nation’s past: SAR is dedicated to assisting our members, schools, teachers and the general public in their efforts to sustain and preserve our history and constitutional principles.
We Remember the Past: By honoring those who served or assisted the colonies during the Revolutionary War.
We are Building the Future: By protecting our Constitution and perpetuating American ideals and traditions.
We are Shaping the Young: By educating our youth about the Constitution and those who developed the American ideals and traditions.
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, was organized on April 30, 1889, the one hundredth anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington as our nation’s first president. We have used the acronym SAR to identify ourselves for over one hundred years. The SAR was conceived as a fraternal and civic society composed of lineal descendants of the patriots 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 National Society was chartered by an Act of the United States Congress on June 9, 1906. The charter was signed by President Theodore Roosevelt, who was also a member of the Empire State Society, SAR.
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