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.

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

    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 2014:
    January 18
    February 15
    March 15
    April 19
    May 17
    June - off
    July - off
    August - off
    September 20
    October 18
    November 15
    December 20



    Junior ROTC Recognition Program


    Compatriots it’s time again to make your commitment to be a presenter of one of the ROTC Recognition Programs listed below.


    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
    Arthur Sam Irwin
    30535 Country Club Dr.
    Redlands, CA 92373
    909 794-3492

    At the May 8, 2014 Redlands Chapter SAR Directors Meeting the Board approved appointment of  Charlie Frye as  secretary through December 2014 in lieu of James Mercer who is stepping down. 

     Upcomming Activities

  • July 4 --- Redlands Parade / Encampment - Color Guard 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 dose 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
    909 939-2523
  • Saturday, September 13th --- Sons of the American Revolution encampment at Constitution Day Celebration*
    Lincoln Memorial Shrine
    125 W. Vine, Redlands, Ca 92373
    Saturday, Sept 17, 2011
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Iofo. at:

    September 20--- Chapter meeting -
    We are planning on having Betsy Ross at our September meeting doing a program on the making of the flag. She will show a trick to cutting out the stars. We encourage members to bring children/grandchildren and friends to enjoy the program.

    October 18--- Chapter meeting -
    We are planning for our October program to be a field trip to the Redlands Family History Center to learn about their resources for genealogy research.

    We would like to do better with our Boy Scout awards.  If you have thoughts on improving our fund raising, or other improvements to the program let Shawn Price know. You can learn more about our scout programs at : Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship
    Open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their 19th birthday during the year of application.  
     Shawn Wm. Price

    Upcoming Redlands Chapter SAR Directors Meetings:  August 14th, Sep 11. Oct 9, and Nov 13.


    May 17 --- Chapter meeting - Shawn Price updated us on “The new improvements to the LDS Web Site and using it for genealogical research”


    2014 Redlands Chapter Brochure Contest Winner is   Sarah J. Palmer - Cucamonga Middle School
    Sarah received an Honorable Mention in the State Competion!

  • Mar 1 --- Azusa Pacific History Day*

    • Feb 15    --- Chapter Meeting   Essay Contest awards program.
      We will be meeting at the University of Redlands, Irvine Commons dining facilities, rooms A and B at 8:30 AM.   The Universities address is 1200 E. Colton Avenue, Redlands, CA 92373.
      The cost of the meal is $15.00.

    • If you are not familiar with the “Commons”, they are located on Colton Avenue, across the street from the old gymnasium and tennis courts. 

      The "Commons" are just past the ground level water fountain, which may or not be "on" at the Commons entrance.  The dining facilities are on the right, across from the campus post office, Barnes and Nobel campus bookstore, and just a few feet north of the University Club. 

      Many members park in the old gymnasium parking lot, just across the street from the Commons.

    • Feb 16 --- George Washington, Massing of the Colors*,

      32nd Massing of the Colors

      The largest celebration of its kind in the western United States, 2014 will be the 32nd 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 2:30 PM, Sunday, February 16, 2014, at Forest Lawn Hall of Liberty, Hollywood Hills - 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angles, CA 90068.


    Jan 18, 2013 --- Chapter Meeting

    We installed our officers for 2014

    Officers for 2014: President: Melvin Harrell, Vice President Dan Piedlow, Secretary James Mercer, Treasurer: Patrick Lyons , Charles Kiel Website, Shawn Price Registrar.



    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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