The National Society of the
Sons of the American Revolution was incorporated January
17, 1890, in Connecticut and chartered by the United States
Congress on June 9, 1906. A number of state societies
were formed prior to this date during the 1880's. These
were organized under The Sons of Revolutionary Sires organized
in San Francisco on July 4, 1876. The first Congress of
the National Society took place in Louisville, Kentucky
on April 30, 1890, on the 100th anniversary of George
Washington's inauguration to the office of President of
the United States.
On April 30, 1990 The National
Society of the Sons of the American Revolution celebrated
the bicentennial of Washington's becoming President and
the centennial of the NSSAR.
The Tennessee Society of the
Sons of the American Revolution was organized on December
3, 1889, in Nashville, TN. The Society currently has
over 1000 active members in twenty-one Chapters located throughout
Our Society is dedicated
to the purposes and goals that through our enduring effort
we inspire the community with a reverence for the principles
of the government founded by our forefathers and recognize
individuals who demonstrate the timeless qualities of
these men and women by endeavoring to:
individuals for outstanding patriotic achievement
on a national, regional and local level.
For membership interest in the TNSSAR, please complete the simple
Interest Form, or contact a Chapter serving your
county by locating your county, district and chapter in
the TNSSAR District Map, or for general information,
TNSSAR Membership Committee.
persons for outstanding bravery and self sacrifice in
the face of imminent danger.
outstanding high school students annually with presentation
of a Good Citizenship Award.
outstanding Junior & Senior ROTC cadets annually with presentation of the ROTC Award.
Law Enforcement officials for outstanding service with
a Law Enforcement Award.
outstanding Eagle Scout annually at the chapter for state
veterans in Veterans Hospitals.
an historical orations contest annually to select a state
SAR Markers at the grave sites of Revolutionary War Patriots
and SAR Members.
Revolutionary War Patriots with appropriate ceremonies.
in new citizenship swearing-in ceremonies.
with the National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution, Children
of the American Revolution and other hereditary organizations
in the promotion of patriotism.