The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) is the largest male lineage organization in the United States, consisting of 50 societies with more than 500 local chapters, several international societies including Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The SAR roster includes over 34,000 descendants of our nation’s Revolutionary War patriots. Prominent SAR members include sixteen U.S. Presidents, Sir Winston Churchill, and Kings Juan Carlos I and Felipe VI of Spain. The SAR is dedicated to assisting our members, schools, teachers, veterans and the general public in their efforts to sustain and preserve the history of our founders and the principles that were established in our Constitution.
The Cincinnati SAR serves southwestern Ohio in many capacities: In our local schools and educational institutions, we encourage and reward oral, written and creative projects through our many SAR youth programs. At revolutionary historical sites and war graves, we conduct grave marking and memorial ceremonies to honor and remember our patriots. On patriotic anniversaries, we march and present the Colors in local celebrations to inspire and promote the awareness of patriotism in the community. At public events, we often dress in the uniforms and attire of our revolutionary ancestors in order to better illustrate and honor their lives and sacrifices. Through our Service to Veterans Program, we honor and respect all our veterans both past and those who are currently serving our country. At local naturalization ceremonies, we welcome our newest citizens. We regularly pledge and reaffirm our faith and commitment to our Constitutional Republic and we continue to remember our obligation to our forefathers to respect and defend these principles that we hold so dear
The Cincinnati SAR stands ready to support patriotism in the community – please browse these pages and see how we can be of service to you and feel free to contact us for more information on how we might assist you or your organization in your patriotic efforts.
May God Bless America!
Yours in Patriotism,
John H. Bredenfoerder
President of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution