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.
  • The Winter 2014
    Redlands Guardian Newsletter is now available to download.

    Winter 2014 Redlands SAR Newsletter

    Click on image to open the newsletter PDF file.

    The Winter 2013 issue of The NSSAR Magazine is now online. Click here:

    Redlands SAR Shirt Order Form PDF link: SAR Shirt Order Form PDF Click on image to open the PDF file, print, fill out and mail with a check.

    Click here to open the SAR Sport Shirt Invoice in a MS Word document

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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:
    Feb. 6, 


     Upcoming Activities

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

    Map to: Redlands Denny’s

  • FEBRUARY 18 2017 Chapter Meeting 8:30am: Youth Contests - Essay Contest awards program and the brochure contest judging.

  • Feb 19th Massing of the Colors & Salute to Our Armed Forces
    Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles.
    Sunday afternoon starts at 3PM arrive and sign in by 2PM

    The largest celebration of its kind in the western United States, 2017 will be the 35th annual celebration of George Washington's birth sponsored by the Sons of Liberty Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution! This upcoming event will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, February 19, 2017, at Hall of Liberty, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles. All particpants are requested to arrive at least an hour early.

  • Chapter Meeting March 18 - 8:30am: John Flippin Sr. about San Gorgonio Wilderness Association education efforts.

  • March 25 History Day LA (with Riverside SAR- this is a fund raiser and the more people we have attend the greater the reward.)
    Starts at 9 AM be there to set up by 8 plan to stay till 2 or 3 PM you will count even if you cannot stay the entire day.

    History Day LA

    History Day L.A. encourages students to prepare posters, exhibits, papers, web sites, performances, and documentary presentations on a historical theme. The following information is for teachers and educators who are interested in teaching history in the K-12 schools and having their students participate in History Day.

    History Day L.A. 2017 - History Day L.A.. Taking a Stand in History. March 25, 2017. Azusa Pacific University History Day L.A.

    History Day LA info. video:

  • 142 Spring Meeting of the Membership
  • Apr 07, 2017 - Apr 08, 2017

    Hosted by the Orange County Chapter.

    Wyndham Irvine Hotel
    17941 Von Karman Ave - Irvine


  • Chapter Meetings April 15 8:30am: TBA

  • Chapter Meeting MAY 20 2017: TBA


  • JANUARY 21 2017:Program:Install Officers

  • December 10 - Chapter Meeting @ 8:30am in the University Club.

    We meet at the University Club – and had our traditional Holiday program where we made a special effort to invite family and friends to join us.

    We enjoyed the delightful performance put on by The Citrus Valley High School Singers and the buffet breakfast by Bon Appetit.

  • November 19 2016, 8:30 AM - Chapter Meeting - was at the new location!
    Redlands Denny’s
    1180 Alabama St, Redlands, CA 92374 Program: (Rescheduled from October )"Amelia Earhart's Last Photo Shoot" by speaker/author, Douglass Westfall.

    Douglas Westfall, Historical Publisher.

    "I have been publishing for over twenty years, and during this time I have had the opportunity to publish some of the really great stories of America's History.
    Some of our books I author, and many are written by selected authorities, while others are reproductions of significant historical publications.
    Over the years, I have discovered dozens of artifacts, hundreds of manuscripts, and literally thousands of historic photographs -- all previously unpublished. All of the historic photos are carefully restored and each artifact, manuscript, and photograph we obtain is donated to public archives."

    Douglas Westfall -- American Historian
    The Paragon Agency -- Publishers of "My American History"
    P.O. Box 1281 -- Orange, CA 92856

    MR. Westfall had a great story to tell based on his research and many photos to share.

    OCTOBER 2016

    • OCTOBER 9 --- Board of Directors Meeting
    • October 15--- Chapter meeting -8:30 AM -

      was at the new location!

      To help keep, our cost down we will be meeting at the

      Redlands Denny’s
      1180 Alabama St, Redlands, CA 92374
      for both October and November.

      The only requirement they have is we spend a minimum of $100.00 in food.

      The program for our October meet was planned to be "Amelia Earhart's Last Photo Shoot" by speaker/author, Douglass Westfall.
      Mr. Westfall was unable to make it to the meeting and was rescheduled for November.
      The members present held an informal business meeting.

    • September 17 - Chapter Meeting was at 8:30 AM, at the University of Redlands in Conference Room A/B in the rear of the cafeteria.

      Program: Shawn Price will do training and answer questions on.

      The Youth Protection Training

      Shawn has had extensive experience serving the Boy Scout Youth programs.
      He has become familiar with the Boy Scout Youth Protection training program, and will share his knowledge with us.

      In 2015, the Insurance and Risk Management Committee of the NSSAR recommended that the state societies implement a youth protection training program for all compatriots involved with the various youth programs. One training program already in place is the Boy Scout Youth Protection training; this is required of all adults as part of their registration as an adult leader with the Boy Scout program.

      Since the Boy Scout Youth Protection training program has been in place and on-line for some years, it was recommended that this training be adopted for all compatriots involved in the various youth programs; it was subsequently adopted at the CASSAR Fall 2015 Board of Managers meeting for those involved at the chapter and state levels.

      The training itself is on-line, takes about 30 minutes and is valid for two years. Once training has been completed, you should print out the Certificate of Completion and e-mail a copy to Derek Brown (Youth Activities Director) at This information is also being e-mailed to all chapter officers. Please check the CASSAR youth programs web page for specific instructions.

      To take the BSA Youth Protection training, follow these simple steps...

      1. Go to
      2. To create an account
      a. Username ________________________
      b. Choose the line that includes I am not a member
      c. Include your name, address and e-mail address.
      d. Choose e-mail opt-in
      e. Create a password
      f. Go to your e-mail account and click on the link in the e-mail
      g. Log in: using you username and password you just created and answer 2 security questions

      3. Click on the training in the GRAY sidebar:
      a. Click on E-learning
      b. Click on the link to My to take the Youth Protection Training
      c. On the new page scroll down to the Youth Protection training
      d. Click on take class –this starts the video
      e. Take the online class - takes about 30 minutes in segments with questions in between
      f. If you choose a wrong answer, click on the red BACK ARROW to choose the correct answer
      g. After the video, choose the Boy Scout Council closest to you - you can open your browser to look for that council
      h. Download the Scout Executive letter
      i. Enter your full name
      j. Print the training certificate. Keep a copy of this training card; this is good for two years.
      k. Make a copy for your chapter secretary and e-mail a copy to the CASSAR Youth Activities Director
      l. To update your training and logging back in, you will only need your username and password.

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    • July 4 --- Redlands SAR Color Guard - Parade / Encampment at Sylvan Park

      The annual 4th of July Parade will begin from Franklin School on Colton Avenue at 10:30 a.m. and work its way around Sylvan Park.
      Plan to stop by our Encampment to see the great job our Color Guard does representing the SAR at this patriotic event!
      For more information, or the see how you can help out contact Color Guard Commander
      Melvin Harrell:
      P.O. Box 3334
      Running Springs, CA 92382
      909 939-2523

      Sylvan Park
      601 N University St
      Redlands, CA 92374
      Click here for Map & Driving Directions.   

      Award ceremony for the firefighters who responded to the December 2nd terrorist attack.
      June 25th 2016 - 2 pm at the
      Norman F. Feldheym Central Library,
      555 W. 6th St., San Bernardino.

      Redlands Daily Facts article
      Daniel Piedlow
      President Redlands, CA Chapter
      Sons of the American Revolution

  • Junior ROTC Recognition Program

    Thank you to all those who helped this year with the Junior ROTC Recognition Program, especially Chairman Sam Irwin and Compatriot Benny Croyle.

    For those that made presentations at any of the events please email acting Secretary Daniel Piedlow with the school name and date so he can record it on the actives record.

    Daniel F. Piedlow
    13804 Delaware Rd.
    Apple Valley, CA
    H (760) 242-0859
    C (760) 953-5895

  • May 30, 2016 --- Memorial Day Ceremony, Hillside Cemetery, Redlands*

  • 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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    • New Year's Day, January 1
    • 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
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    • 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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