SAR is a patriotic, philanthropic organization of adult male descendants of someone who served the nation in its development during the Revolutionary War period.

Goal of our organization:

The SAR, as a historical, educational, and patriotic organization, seeks to maintain and extend:

  • The institutions of American freedom
  • An appreciation for true patriotism
  • A respect for our national symbols
  • The value of American citizenship
  • The unifying force of e pluribus unum that has created, from the people of many nations, one nation and one people.
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    Redlands Chapter, California Society Sons of the American Revolution.

    Serving the Inland Empire Corridor and High Desert Since 1992.

    Meetings are held at 8:30 AM on the 3rd Saturday of January through May, we take the summer off and then meet again September through December unless otherwise noted.

    Meeting dates for 2017:
    January 21
    February 18
    March 18
    APRIL 8** second Saturday
    May 20
    June - off
    July - off
    August - off
    September 16
    October 21
    November 18
    December 9 or 16?

    Redlands Chapter SAR Directors Meeting dates 2017:
    May 15th, 
    June: Board Meeting (DARK)


     Upcoming Activities

    Upcoming Events
    Begin Cadet award ceremony presentations
    May 15th: Board Meeting 7:00 (Shawn’s Office)
    May 20th: Charlie Frye speaks on his new book
    June: Board Meeting (DARK)
    July 4th: Independence Day parade , Festival, and Fireworks
    August: Board Meeting, August 7

  • Chapter Meetings 8:30am at
    Redlands Denny’s
    1180 Alabama St, Redlands, CA 92374

    Map to: Redlands Denny’s

    Junior ROTC Recognition Program

    Help will be needed again this year with the Junior ROTC Recognition Programs.

    The Redlands Chapter SAR, awards the ROTC Medal to foster the principle of the "Citizen-Soldier", exemplified by the Minutemen of Revolutionary War days. This award is presented to Junior ROTC cadets from local high schools who are selected for having a high degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, military bearing and general excellence.

    For information about this program, or to sign up to be a presenter contact:

    The ROTC/JROTC Program Charman
    Melvin Harrell
    P.O. Box 3334
    Running Springs, CA
    909 939-2523

    The Patriot Biographies program

    From: Douglas Collins
    Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 12:47 PM
    Subject: Patriot Biographies Update - Deadline Extended until May 31, 2017

    As we approach the deadline for submissions of Patriot Biographical sketches, I wanted to bring you up-to-date on the status of the Patriot Biographies program. As of April 2, we have 5,415 biographies in the database. We are making great strides to building this database. But, we still need your help. With over 200,000 SAR members and many times that number of DAR members, I know there are countless Heroes that are still unknown to the general public. We need your help in the collection these scattered bits of our history. Will you help us fulfill one of the early missions of the SAR and submit your Patriot’s biographical sketch?

    NSSAR biographical sketches for patriots:
    Start at: Please consult the Patriot & Grave Index tutorial:
    or the Patriot Biographies tutorial: for further details when navigating the resource.
    Visitors and researchers may submit comments, corrections, and new information to the Patriot Index Committee by email at When submitting a change or correction, please include the patriot’s reference number, citations, and references to support the requested change, along with any relevant follow up contact information.

    Patriot biographical sketches are requested to be submitted on the NSSAR Patriot Grave Biography Report. Please note, there is no defined format for your submission, but we ask that you include the name of the submitter, his SAR Member National Number, the chapter and the state-level society. We ask that he information be between 200 – 500 words and be sent in a Microsoft WORD-compatible format.
    There is no need for documentation references. As noted within the database, it is the sole responsibility of the author to research the facts and data contained in the submission. Citing sources is not required. The sketch cannot be used for proof of lineage. It can, however, serve as a guide for the continuation of research. The Patriot Ancestor Database is one way you can honor your ancestor’s for perpetuity.

    Completed forms related to only a biographical submission should be sent via email to

    Redlands SAR Patriot Ancestors Page

    Redlands SAR members, please remember that Compatriot Charles Frye has set up our own site at: to post our Patriot Ancestors Biographies

    May 2017

  • May 15 --- Board of Directors Meeting
  • Chapter Meeting MAY 20 2017

    Redlands Denny’s
    1180 Alabama St, Redlands, CA 92374

    Program: Compatriot Charles Frye on his new book -
    "The War has Begun"

    Charles Frye's new book - The War has Begun

    The War has Begun is the first of four books I am writing about Major Isaac Frye in the Duty in the Cause of Liberty series. These books are the product of fourteen years of research about my ancestor, who served longer than any other as an officer in the Continental Army.

    If you've ever wondered what it would have been like to stand beside the men and women who fought for American independence, here's your chance. The books follow Isaac Frye, a farmer from Wilton, New Hampshire, who responds to the early morning alarm of April 19, 1775, carried by Paul Revere and William Dawes. This story is true, and only the actual people who participated in the events with Isaac Frye are included as characters-no fictional characters were created to enhance or embellish the narrative. The books portray the American Revolutionary War from the perspective of the middle class, as they follow Isaac Frye, who served from the first day of the Continental Army's existence through being in the last unit disbanded. No other man, including George Washington, served longer as an officer. The War Has Begun introduces Isaac and tells the story of how his commitment to liberty and eventually American independence shape unimagined sacrifices for himself, his family, and his town.

    Learn more at:
    or on

    Autographed copies of The War has Begun will be available after the meeting.

    PS. you can also catch Charles E. Frye with his book "The War has Begun (Duty in the Cause of Liberty Book 1)" at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, USC Campus, Los Angeles, United States 90089, booth #163 on Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9:00 AM

  • Monday May 29, 2017 --- Memorial Day Ceremony, Hillside Cemetery, Redlands*
  • Memorial Day ceremony at Hillside Cemetery in Redlands. The correct start will be between 10:00 and 10:30AM. Color Guard members should be there by 9:30. Sam Irwin tells me the speakers will be speaking by 10:30, so if you are planning to attend, that's when you'll want to have found a place to sit, so plan accordingly.


    JUNE 2017

    • June --- No Board of Directors Meeting, Summer Break
    • June ---No Chapter meeting, Summer Break


    JULY 2017

    • July 4 --- Redlands Parade / Encampment - Color Guard at Sylvan Park*
    • July --- No Board Meeting, Summer Break
    • July --- No Chapter meeting, Summer Break


    AUGUST 2017

    • AUGUST --- No Board Meeting, Summer Break
    • AUGUST --- No Chapter meeting, Summer Break


    SEPTEMBER 2017

    • SEPTEMBER TBA --- Board of Directors Meeting TBA
    • SEPTEMBER 16 --- Chapter meeting TBA.


    OCTOBER 2017

    • OCTOBER TBA --- Board of Directors Meeting TBA
    • OCTOBER 21 --- Chapter meeting TBA.

    • Redlands Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution Award Winning
      Color Guard.

      Color Guard

      Click for Color Guard information page

      Click for information on the Col. John E. Ford Memorial Scholarship Fund

      For more information on the Sons of the American Revolution contact:

      Redlands Chapter President

      CaCalifornia Society Sons of the American Revolution

      California Society SAR Officers

      The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
      1000 S. 4th Street
      Louisville KY 40203
      Tel: (502) 589-1776
      Fax: (502) 589-1671

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      • Inauguration Day, January 20
      • Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, third Monday in January
      • Lincoln's Birthday, February 12
      • Washington's Birthday, third Monday in February
      • Easter Sunday (variable)
      • Mother's Day, second Sunday in May
      • Armed Forces Day, third Saturday in May
      • Memorial Day (half-staff until noon*), the last Monday in May
      • Flag Day, June 14
      • Independence Day, July 4
      • Labor Day, first Monday in September
      • California Admission Day (for those in California), September 9
      • Constitution Day, September 17
      • Columbus Day, second Monday in October
      • Navy Day, October 27
      • Veterans Day, November 11
      • Thanksgiving Day, fourth Thursday in November
      • Christmas Day, December 25
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      *On Memorial Day, the flag should be hung at half-staff until noon, when it should be raised to the top of the staff.

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