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.

    Redlands SAR Challenge Coin

    The Redlands SAR Challenge Coin

    Fellow Compatriots,

    Past President Daniel F. Piedlow has help design and produce the Redlands Chapter SAR Challenge Coins.

    A challenge coin is a small coin or medallion, bearing an organization's insignia or emblem and carried by the organization's members.
    Traditionally, they are given to prove membership when challenged and to enhance morale. In addition, they are also collected by members.

    The cost is $12.00 each (national charges $14.00 each)

    Contact Daniel for more information:

    Daniel F. Piedlow
    13804 Delaware Rd.
    Apple Valley, CA
    Cell (760) 953-5895

    Coin Size 1-3/4

    Coin Front

    Symbolism of the SAR Emblem

    The Emblem is made of a Maltese cross surrounded by a garland, with a relief of George Washington in a center circle.

    The cross's vertical bar represents the commandment "You Shall Love Your God";
    the horizontal bar represents the commandment "You Shall Love Your Neighbor as Yourself."

    The four limbs are a reminder of the four cardinal virtues;

    It's eight points represent eight spiritual injunctions:
    1. To have spiritual contentment
    2. To live without malice
    3. To weep over your sins
    4. To humble yourself at insults
    5. To love justice
    6. To be merciful
    7. To be sincere and open-hearted
    8. To suffer persecution

    Surrounding the relief of Washington in the center are the words "LIBERTAS ET PATRIA," (LIBERTY AND COUNTRY)
    as a reminder of the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.

    Coin Back

    Symbolism of the Redlands Chapter SAR Challenge Coin

    The American Revolution Minute Man with a red background represents the hardiness and valor of our patriot ancestors.

    The California map with a star identifies the Inland Empire Corridor, San Bernardino Mountains and High Desert areas served by the Redlands Chapter of SAR.

    Iconic symbols including the Redlands Asistencia or Estancia, the high and rugged San Bernardino mountain range and a sprig of citrus represent some of the things the area is known for.