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    What is SAR?

    What is SAR?​

    The SAR, the largest male lineage organization in the U.S., consists of 50 societies with more than 500 local chapters, several international societies (including Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom), and over 34,000 members. Prominent SAR members include sixteen U.S. Presidents, Sir Winston Churchill, and Kings Juan Carlos I and Felipe VI of Spain. 

    SAR members have also answered their country’s call in every major American conflict beginning with the battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, and continuing to the present day, including Operation Desert Storm, Bosnia, and the recent actions in Afghanistan and Iraq. SAR members have received the highest awards America can bestow, including the Medal of Honor. 

      

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    The SAR Bylaws do not provide for an “associate member.” Chapters and state-level societies may have “associates” or friends who attend meetings, march in parades with the color guard, or generally support the chapter. However, the term “member” is reserved for a gentleman whose has documented lineage has been approved by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. A chapter or state-level society shall not collect dues from an associate member, but may collect the actual cost of printing and mailing a chapter or society newsletter.

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