The Tucson Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution was
chartered on 12 December, 1964. We are the oldest continuously
functioning Chapter in the State. We currently serve all of
Southern Arizona and are the home Society for several current and past
state officers, including the 2009-10 State President, and other
national and state committee chairs and members.
As written up in the Fall 2007 issue of the SAR Magazine, we
sponsored the Arizona Society's dedication of the SAR memorial plaque in
the newly re-built Tucson Presidio, honoring the contribution of the
Spanish soldados to the American Revolution.
Meetings are held on the third Saturday of the month except during
the summer (June - August) and when there is a conflicting State meeting
(February, April and November). We meet for breakfast and an
informative talk from 9 to 11 A.M. at the American Legion Morgan McDermott Post 7, 330 W. Franklin St., Tucson.
We have interesting speakers on a variety of subjects. Recent
topics include Family History Research in the Revolutionary War era,
humorous aspects of Tucson's history, Revolutionary War medicine, the
origins of our "place names," including "Arizona," and medical aspects
of the death of George Washington.
Our activities include the JROTC and ROTC awards, a newly
revitalized and very active Eagle Scout award program, Celtic Festival
and Presidio Soldado participation, numerous Color Guard activities and
especially the Law Enforcement Awards dinner, which is held in
conjunction with our annual meeting in January. Thanks to
compatriot Warren Alter, National Committee Chair, we lead the nation in
All SAR members, local or visiting, their wives, friends and
all prospective members and guests
are welcome and encouraged to attend our chapter meetings.
We would love to have you join us!
|Our own papparazzo, Al Niemeyer is responsible for
most, if not all, of the photos on the Tucson Chapter pages. He
also does the photography at many SAR events around the state.
Click on the picture to enlarge it.
Many of our Nation's Presidents have been members
of the SAR. Check them out
here. Courtesy of the
California Division, SAR.
If you are interested or would like more information, please email
Gerry A. Lawford
3 February 2017