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 2016:
    January 16
    February 20
    March 19
    April 16
    May 21
    June - off
    July - off
    August - off
    September 17
    October 15
    November 19
    December 10 - (the second Saturday)

    Redlands Chapter SAR Directors Meeting dates for the rest of 2016:
    Sept. 1,  Oct. 6,  Nov. 3,  Dec. 1, 


     Upcoming Activities

    September 17, 2016 8:30 AM - Chapter Meeting - is at the University of Redlands, Irvine Commons dining facilities, rooms A and B.   The Universities address is 1200 E. Colton Avenue, Redlands 92374.

    Program - Youth Protection Training by Shawn Price
    We will also be updated on the Youth and Educational Outreach Programs by Daniel Piedlow and Charles Kiel.

    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. Got o 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*

  • May 21, 2016 8:30 AM - Chapter Meeting - wss at the University of Redlands, Irvine Commons dining facilities, rooms A and B.   The Universities address is 1200 E. Colton Avenue, Redlands 92374.

    Program - Patrick Lyons - on the Battle of Point Pleasant

    Patrick Lyons, Redlands SAR Treasurer, gave a presentation on the Battle of Point Pleasant, a conflict of Lord Dunmore’s War. Preceding the Revolutionary War by six months, he discussed the battle’s relevance to the patriot cause.

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    John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore

    The Battle of Point Pleasant was fought on 10 October 1774 on the banks of the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers between Virginian Militia led by Colonel Andrew Lewis and Ohio Confederacy forces led by Chief Cornstalk. It was the only major engagement of Dunmore’s War and the most important battle ever fought in present West Virginia.

    In response to hostilities along the Ohio River that spring, Lord Dunmore, the last colonial governor of Virginia, assembled two armies to attack the Shawnee villages in Ohio, both numbering about 1,000 men. The northern army, led by Dunmore proceeded to Fort Pitt while the second army, commanded by Colonel Lewis journeyed down the Kanawha River to its mouth at Point Pleasant. Before Lewis could cross the Ohio River he was attacked by an equal force of Shawnee and their allies. The battle raged nearly all day and descended into hand-to-hand combat before the natives mistook a flanking move for reinforcements and retreated.

    The ensuing treaty with the Ohio Confederacy resulted in a general peace on the frontier during the first few critical years of the American Revolution and also served to free up men to fight the British in battles elsewhere. Occurring a half year before hostilities at Lexington and Concord, the Battle of Point Pleasant is little known.

    April 16, 2016 8:30 AM - Chapter Meeting - was at the University of Redlands, Irvine Commons dining facilities, rooms A and B.   The Universities address is 1200 E. Colton Avenue, Redlands 92374.

    Program - Wayne Snowden talked about a conversation between Benjamin Franklin and Lord Grenville, which helps define the ideological differences that led up to the American Revolution. Wayne coved highlights of the conversation showing changing attitudes of the English Nobility and Parliament towards the colonies, with the installation of the Hanover line of Kings. He also looked at the struggle for more Parliamentary power and its encroachment upon the Kings historical and customary rights, and a resumption of the English Civil War of 1688-89.

    March 19, 2016 8:30 AM:

    Charlie Frye spoke about the organization and response of the New Hampshire militia to the alarm given on April 19th, 1775.

    Title: From Congress to Minutemen, was the War for American Independence Inevitable?


    How did 20,000 men arrive to besiege Boston on April 19th and 20th in 1775? It took organization and many months of preparation. It also took vision. The vision to recognize the inevitability of military action, and that once begun, half-measures would not suffice. What would it take for you, or your sons to act so decisively on a moment's notice? Would you have been a minuteman? Come learn how a farmer, a town, and a county bought in, and turned the colony of New Hampshire into a province, provinces into states, and ultimately created a new nation.

    February 20, 2016 8:30 AM - Chapter Meeting

    We held our George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest awards program:

    The topic of the essay dealt with an event, person, philosophy, or ideal associated with the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution.

    This contest is open to all students attending public, parochial, or private high schools (including accredited home schools) in the Inland Empire area.

    Awards were presented at the Redlands Chapter meeting on Saturday February 20th and the top three contestants read their essays.

    The First Place Prize of $100.00 and entry in to the state competition was awarded to Kaia Glendrange of Redlands High School.

    Second place of $50.00 to Redlands High School student Kyrellos Ibrahim.

    Third place, $25.00 to Redlands High School student Sameer Kejriwal.

    For more information on the Essay contest click here

    We also did the judging of the Poster Contest and Brochure Contest

    The names of the contest winners:

    5th Grade Poster:

    1st Place – Jadyn Rea
    2nd Place – Madison Marks
    3rd Place – Ronnie M.

    8th Grade Brochure:

    1st Place – Theora J. Von Tungeln
    2nd Place – Maxwell A. Von Tungeln
    3rd Place – Jerek Stevenson

    The Redlands Chapter Sons of the American Revolution
    honored our local law enforcement patriots
    who came to San Bernardino’s Aide on December 2, 2015
    with a special ceremony for the Heads of Department

    Saturday January 23, 2016
    1:30 P.M.
    Norman F. Feldheym Central Library
    Bing Wong Auditorium
    555 West 6th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410

    for more information contact:
    Daniel F. Piedlow
    President, Redlands SAR
    13804 Delaware Rd.
    Apple Valley, CA
    C (760) 953-5895

    Below we have a link to download a PDF of the flier for the law enforcement award ceremony


    Click on image to open the PDF flier.

    Or click:
    Law Enforcement Award Ceremony PDF

    January 16, 2016 Program:

    Highland City Councilman and retired city manager Sam Racadio on:

    “What makes America Great?”

    As a world traveler, Racadio has observed that no other country is quite like the United States of America.

    As a Peace Corps volunteer and as a city official who has visited with city managers and other city officials in many nations, Racadio marveled at America’s uniqueness.

    While studying at the University of Redlands, Sam became interested in international affairs. He was given an opportunity to work in the US Foreign Service, where he observed that even nations like Great Britain and Australia don’t have the key ingredient we are blessed with.

    We enjoyed hearing Sam’s insights on what makes America Great. Redlands Chapter SAR Directors Meeting December 3

  • December 12 - Chapter Meeting @ 8:30am in the University Club.

    Please note that we are meeting on the second Saturday in December due to the University being shut down the week following and Bon Appetit will not have staff available.

    We will be meeting in the larger room - the University Club – and having our traditional Holiday program where we make a special effort to invite family and friends to join us.

    This year we will again be enjoying the delightful performance put on by The Desert Carolers and the buffet breakfast by Bon Appetit. The cost is $20.00.

    The Desert Carolers are a quartet costumed in traditional Victorian Dickens attire who sing a full repertoire of traditional holiday carols and contemporary favorites. Their experience ranges from Broadway, to major opera companies worldwide. The Desert Carolers are the foremost Caroling group in the Inland Empire and throughout the desert communities.

    Please invite family and friends and join us on Saturday, December 12 @8:30am.

    University Club map

  • November 21 - Chapter Meeting - Program: Andreas Kossak gave a presentation on the “Written by Veterans” program.

    Born and raised in Germany, Andreas Kossak served in the German army before leaving for the United States. After graduating from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, he worked in the film industry for over 30 years. As a cinematographer, Andreas shot some 400 projects, including a dozen feature films. He also worked as an independent producer and headed a production company, for which he co-wrote and produced an award-winning indie comedy. Andreas is a member of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and currently teaches screenwriting at CSUSB. In 2014, Andreas launched “Written by Veterans,” a comprehensive creative writing program for veterans, offered by CSUSB’s Veterans Success Center.

  • November 5 --- Board of Directors Meeting

  • SEPTEMBER 8--- Board of Directors Meeting

  • September 19 - Chapter Meeting

  • SAR July 4th 2015 fundraiser raffle Winners

    The winning tickets were drawn and Compatriot member Shawn Price's business, Edward Jones - Financial Advisors Redlands notified the raffle winners and arranged for the prizes to be picked up at his office.

    Dinla Neuendorff - Winner of the grand prize consisting of the 2016 - Redlands Community Independence Day Celebration Premium Package (valued at over $500.00)

    this includes:

    1. Six (6) reserved seats at the Redlands 4th of July fireworks show on July 4, 2016 at the University of Redlands stadium, one of the largest Fourth of July celebration and Fireworks display in the State of California. (These tickets may be redeemed after June 10, 2016 at the Redlands City Clerk's Office)

    2. Six (6) Redlands 4th of July Parade and Fireworks T-shirts, 2016 Version. These commemorative T-shirts are collectible items featuring a unique design every year. (These T-shirts may be redeemed after June 10, 2016 at the Redlands City Clerk's Office)

    3. One (1) Limited edition Lithograph (#160 of 200) singed copy of the 2015 event art work.

    4. One (1) Redlands 4th of July Parade and Fireworks T-shirt, 2015 Version. (XL)

    5. One (1) Redlands Fourth of July commemorative medallions from 2010, 2011 and 2014.

    6. One (1) CD of the Redlands 4th of July Band at the Redlands Bowl Celebrating the City of Redlands 125th Anniversary.

    7. One (1) CD of the Redlands 4th of July Band "25 Years"

    Second prize:

    Neveyda Guerra - “Dinner and a Movie gift basket”


    Four (4) Movie tickets to the Redlands Krikorian Cinema 14 theaters
    340 North Eureka Street, Redlands, CA 92373.

    Four (4) gift certificates, each good for one (1) Combination Dinner, one (1) Soft Drink and Dessert at the Las Fuentes Mexican Grill, conveniently located in downtown Redlands, tucked in a corner of the Krikorian Movie Theaters complex.

    We want to thank Wayne Snowden and his wife for having the top pre-event ticket sales including the tickets to Nereyda Guerra a secretary with the Colton JUSD.

    Nereyda Guerra photo
    Wayne Snowden and Nereyda Guerra with “Dinner and a Movie gift basket”

    Remember to support our sponsors for the raffle, without them we would not have had this successful event!

    SAR July 4th fundraiser raffle Sponsors:

    Edward Jones - Redlands Financial Advisor Shawn W Price Redlands Fourth of July Committee 

Las Fuentes Mexican Grill & Bar

  • March 21, 2015    --- Chapter meeting -Poster Contest and Brochure Contest

  • Feb 21, 2015    --- Chapter Meeting   Essay Contest awards program.
    U of R Irvine Commons dining facilities, rooms A and B at 8:30 AM
  • Jan 17, 2015 --- Chapter Meeting at the Irvine Commons dining facilities, rooms A and B at 8:30 AM
    We installed our officers for 2015:

    President: Dan Piedlow
    Vice President: John Flippin
    Secretary: Don Boatright
    Treasurer: Patrick Lyons
    Registrar: Charlie Frye

    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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