Sons of the American Revolution may want YOU!
Could you be a descendant of one of the great patriots that participated in the American Revolution?
On Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, the Withlacoochee Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution held a presentation at the Brookridge clubhouse and community center. David Hitchock, President, can trace his lineage to 1700s Brimfield, Massachusetts, where the Revolutionary War began.
The SAR supports its sister organization, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The DAR recently held a Wreaths Across America event, where the SAR conducted a ceremony in which Hitchcock illustrated, “The Colorguard meander about the gravestones, and we represent the ghosts of soldiers who have lost their lives.”
The SAR is active in the community, speaking in K-12 school classrooms to promote American history literacy, working with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to honor Veterans, and visiting Veterans’ Retirement Communities.
The SAR is seeking new members in the area.
Membership in the SAR and its sister organization, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is based on the study of one’s ancestry, and the ability to demonstrate heritage to an individual or individuals directly involved in the American Revolution. The role played by the ancestor does not have to be combat-related. People whose ancestors furnished supplies or religious or medical care also qualify. Visit https://www.sar.org/ to see the application and membership process.
Membership in the DAR has a similar process, and can be found at: https://www.dar.org
Sons of the American Revolution – Withlacoochee Chapter: http://www.withsar.org
Daughters of the American Revolution – Annuttaliga Chapter: https://annuttaligadar.wixsite.com/annuttaligadar