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
    Monday May 29, 2017 --- Memorial Day Ceremony, Hillside Cemetery, Redlands
    June: Board Meeting (DARK)
    June 14, 2017: National Flag Day
    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
    909 725-7880

    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? Patriot Biography Search

    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

    For more ionformation:

    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.

    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

  • Monday May 29, 2017 --- Memorial Day Ceremony, Hillside Cemetery, Redlands*
  • Memorial Day ceremony at Hillside Cemetery in Redlands. Color Guard members should be there by 9:30.

    Redlands to honor those who served with Memorial Day ceremony

    Michael Harrell leads the Redlands Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution across the lawn during the American Legion posts 106 and 650’s annual Memorial Day ceremony in 2014 at Hillside Memorial Park in Redlands.
    Michael Harrell leads the Redlands Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution across the lawn during the American Legion posts 106 and 650’s annual Memorial Day ceremony in 2014 at Hillside Memorial Park in Redlands. FILE PHOTO

    REDLANDS >> The public is invited to honor Americans who lost their lives serving the country at a Memorial Day service Monday at Hillside Memorial Park.

    The program, scheduled for 10:45 a.m. at the cemetery, 1540 Alessandro Road, will include remembrance ceremonies by American Legion posts 106 and 650 as well as guest speakers.
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    JUNE 2017

    • June --- No Board of Directors Meeting, Summer Break
    • June ---No Chapter meeting, Summer Break
    • June 14, 2017: National Flag Day

      National Flag Day Proclamation 2017

      Flag Day Proclamation 22 May 2017
      National Flag Day
      June 14, 2017

      June 14th, is National Flag Day, a day when Americans celebrate the meaning of their nation’s flag, honor the traditions associated with its care, and educate those around them to its significance. The Flag of the United States is to be honored and carries with it both history and traditions. There are three Flag Acts which are laws that sought to define the design of the flag of the United States.

      Flag Act of 1777
      On June 14, 1777, in order to establish an Official flag for the new nation, the Second Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act: “Resolved, That the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.”

      Flag Act of 1794
      The Flag Act of 1794 was signed into law by President George Washington on January 13, 1794. It changed the design of the flag to accommodate the admission into the Union of the states Vermont and Kentucky. It provided for fifteen stripes as well as fifteen stars. This would be the only official flag of the United States not to have thirteen stripes.

      Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress Assembled, That from and after the first day of May, Anno Domini, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, the flag of the United States, be fifteen stripes alternate red and white. That the Union be fifteen starts, white in a blue field.

      Flag Act of 1818
      The Flag Act of 1818 was enacted by Congress on April 4, 1818. It provided for the modern rule of having thirteen stripes to represent the original thirteen colonies and having the number of stars match the number of states. It also provided that subsequent changes in the number of stars be made on July 4, Independence Day.

      Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of American, in Congress assembled, That from and after the fourth day of July next, the flag of the United States be thirteen horizontal stripes, alternate red and white: that the union be twenty starts, white in a blue field.

      And be it further enacted, That on the admission of every new state into the Union, one star be added to the union of the flag, and that such additional shall take effect of the fourth day of July then next succeeding such admission.

      On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson called for the nation-wide observance of Flag Day. In 1949, President Harry S. Truman signed congress’ decree, making June 14th of each year National Flag Day. In 1966, Congress requested that the president issue annually a proclamation designing the week in which June 14 occurs as National Flag Week.

      Flag Day is a time when American reflect on the foundation of the nation’s freedom. The flag of the United States represents freedom and has been an enduring symbol of the country’s ideals since its early days. Americans also remember their loyalty to the nation, reaffirm their beliefs in liberty and justice, and observe the nation’s unity.

      So, remember to raise your United States flag high on June 14th, and pay tribute to the symbol which means so much to all of us—our nation’s flag.

      Yours in Patriotism,
      J. Michael Tomme, Sr.
      President General 2016-2017
      National Society Sons of the American Revolution


    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.


       Past Activities

      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.

      Charles E. Frye in uniform repesenting the Redlands SAR 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 -->

      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

      Rules of
      the USA Flag

      When to Fly the Flag

      The flag can be displayed on all days, but in particular it should be flown on:

      • 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
      • Thanksgiving Day, fourth Thursday in November
      • Christmas Day, December 25
      • Other days as may be proclaimed by the President of the United States
      • The birthdays of States (date of admission)
      • State holidays

      *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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