Redlands Chapter, California Society Sons of the
Serving the Inland Empire Corridor and High Desert Since 1992.
Redlands SAR Challenge Coin
The Redlands SAR Challenge Coin
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 92307
Cell (760) 953-5895
Coin Size 1-3/4”
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;
Prudence, Temperance, Fortitude, Justice
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.
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.