Celebrating 120 Years of Patriotic Service!
1895 – 2015
Welcome to the Official website of the Utah Society Sons of the American Revolution (Utah SAR).
The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) are direct descendants of those patriots that achieved the independence of the American people.
The objectives of our organization are intended to perpetuate a more profound reverence for the principles of liberty and self-government as established by our Founding Fathers.
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (National SAR) was chartered by an Act of the United States Congress on June 9, 1906. The charter was signed by President Theodore Roosevelt, who was also an early member of the Society. The charter authorizes the granting of charters to societies of the various states and territories and authorizes the state societies to charter chapters within their borders. Prior to this date a number of state societies were formed in the 1890′s. These were led by the Sons of Revolutionary Sires, organized July 4, 1876 in San Francisco.
The first Congress of the National Society was held in New York City, New York on April 30, 1889 which was the 100th anniversary of George Washington’s taking of the oath of office of President of the United States. Six years later on January 27, 1895 the Utah SAR was established.
In 2015 the Utah SAR celebrates its 120th anniversary
it is also the 240th anniversary of the “shot heard ’round the world.”
Watch for more information regarding these special events!