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 2018: WINTER/SPRING MEETINGS
    Board Meetings: Mondays January 11 and/or22, February 19, March March 19, April 23, May 21

    Chapter Meetings
    • January 20 Installation of Officers & Eagle Scout Award Presentation
    • February 17: Essay Winners/Brochure Contest Judging
    • March 17: Poster Contest Judging and ???
    • April: Invite Temecula teacher to speak regarding Valley Forge TeacherAward
    • May: Genealogy Updates

    Junior ROTC Awards: April/May

    Color Guard
    • Wreaths Across America – Saturday, December 16th
    • Massing of Colors – Forest Lawn Glendale, February
    • March 17: LA History Day @ Azusa Pacific (8:00) 9:00-3:00
    • Field of Honor – Newport Beach TBA
    • Memorial Day – Redlands Hillside, May 28
    • Fourth of July – Redlands Sylvan Park/Stadium, July 4

    Redlands Chapter SAR Directors Meeting are held the Monday evening following the chapter Meeting.


     Upcoming Activities

      Essay judging

      The final round of essays are now ready and open for judging!

      We have posted PDF copies of the essays on line that you can read at this link:
      and fill out the judging forms.

      We will need to have these results submitted as soon as possible to prepare for the February meeting.

      If you have questions please contact:
      Charles Kiel

      February 2018

      • Chapter Meeting - February 17, 2018: Program: Essay Winners/Brochure Contest Judging
        Redlands Denny’s
        1180 Alabama St, Redlands, CA 92374
      • to: Redlands Denny’s

        Map to: Redlands Denny’s

        We hope you all come, bring family and friends and enjoy the food, friends, and camaraderie!

      • Board of Directors Meeting - February 19, 2018

        California State Ladies Auxiliary Quilt


        At the November 2016 state meeting, the Ladies Auxiliary discussed updating the state quilt to include all the chapters in the state. We are looking for someone from the Redlands chapter (possibly a wife of a member or whomever) to make one quilt block representative of our chapter.

        The quilt block is to be 10.5 inches square on white fabric and can be pieced, embroidered or whatever medium the person making the block suggests. It must also have our chapter name on the block.

        The goal is to have all the Chapter blocks made by the November 2017 state meeting.

        Image of current State quilt:
         State quilt
        Sample of our quilt square idea:
        Challenge coin quilt square idea

        If you have any questions, you may contact John:

        John A. Flippin
        Cell phone (909) 557-0933

        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


         Past Activities

        November 2017

      • Chapter Meeting 8:30am
        Saturday,November 18, 2017
        atRedlands Denny’s

        Program: Mr. Staples on the Mayflower Society about their Patriots to Passengers program:

        Patriot Project
        As more and more information becomes available on the Internet, descendants are reaching out to connect their Revolutionary War Patriot with the Mayflower Society.  Many Sons & Daughters of the American Revolution Societies are asking if they also have an ancestral tie to a Mayflower passenger and are interested in finding how they may become a member. The Patriot Project is a growing published list of Patriots who descend from Mayflower passengers and an effort to build a bridge between two important Societies. 

        This project is a work in progress, so check back often. If you have any ideas, thoughts or suggestions, please contact Muriel Cushing at

        Patriot to Passenger List

        October 2017

        Saturday, October 21, 2017 - monthly meeting of the Redlands Chapter, S.A.R. 

        The program: How the chapter can use various aspects of “social” media such as Facebook to help promote our chapter.

        Follow Us


    Attached is the Public Relations Packet "How to Promote your SAR event"

    Prepared by the PR subcommittee of the Community Relations Committee, it was
    designed as a user friendly package of how to create public relations for
    any SAR event. The packet is for use by any chapter or state society. There
    will be follow up materials and eventually a place to share successful
    events. This packet is also available on the NSSAR website under the
    Community Engagement Committee area.


    SEPTEMBER 2017

      Saturday, September 16, 2017 we renewed our monthly meetings of the Redlands Chapter, S.A.R. at the Denny’s in Redlands, at 08:30.  

      JUNE 2017

      • June --- No Board of Directors Meeting, Summer Break
      • June ---No Chapter meeting, Summer Break

        July: Chapter Meeting - (DARK)
        July: Board Meeting (DARK)
        August: Board Meeting, August 7


      JULY 2017

      • July 4 --- Redlands Parade / Encampment - Color Guard at Sylvan Park*
      • FYI Compatriots,

        I have located a Rev War. Drill manual (adopted by Congress in 1779) that is consistent with what I learned from Will Langford and John Ford, which they had gotten from Chuck Lampman and Don Moran.
        The linked manual contains most of the commands, with the only exception being with regard to the carrying of flags, which only has a few items (not nearly so complicated as carrying a firelock).
        The manual is a complete document, with many items that will not pertain to us, which I have set to gray, versus black, which may pertain to us. Please review this ahead of Sunday. I am thinking to print copies as well.

        Manual link:

        Charlie Frye

      • July --- No Board Meeting, Summer Break
      • July --- No Chapter meeting, Summer Break


      AUGUST 2017

      • AUGUST --- August 7k
      • AUGUST --- No Chapter meeting, Summer Break


    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

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    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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