Organized on April 30, 1889, the National Society Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) was chartered by an Act of Congress June 9, 1906. The charter was signed by President Theodore Roosevelt, who was a member of SAR.
Today the SAR consists of 50 State Societies, with more than 500 local or regional SAR Chapters. From inception, the SAR has been dedicated to patriotic, historical and educational objectives. These are reflected in every SAR activity — all designed and conducted to help perpetuate understanding of, reverence for, and preservation of those institutions of American Freedom delineated in the Preamble of the Constitution and in the junctions of George Washington in his farewell address to the citizens of the Republic he led in war and peace.