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The Sons of the American Revolution, USA

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[The Sons of the American Revolution flag] image by Randy Young, 22 January 2016

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Sons of the American Revolution is a group that splintered in 1889 from Sons of the Revolution. The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR or SAR) is a Federally chartered non-profit organization dedicated to "maintaining and extending 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 that has created, from the people of many nations, one nation and one people." The SAR was founded in 1889 by New Jersey businessman William McDowell, who refused to subordinate his New Jersey chapter of the Sons of the Revolution to the original New York society. Membership in the SAR is open to any male of good repute who can prove bloodline descent from an ancestor who actively supported the American Revolution. In 1890, McDowell helped found a companion organization for women - the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

The flag of the Sons of the American Revolution is a vertical tricolor, photographs of which can be found online at,, and The blue-white-gold vertical tricolor features the SAR logo in the center of the white bar. Individual chapters of the organization are authorized to add their chapter designation to the flag above the logo in the white bar, as seen in a photograph online at of the Wisconsin Society.
Randy Young
, 22 January 2016

Wisconsin Society

[Sons of the Revolution] image by Randy Young, 22 January 2016