The Sons of the American Revolution is the premier male lineage society in the United States, with members documenting their direct descent from a Patriot Ancestor who supported the cause of American independence between 1775 and 1783. Since 1889, Compatriots in our Society have included sixteen Presidents of the United States, 27 Medal of Honor recipients, and numerous statesmen and leaders among its 208,000 members. All members, past and present, enjoy the fellowship of their fellow descendants and support historic preservation and encourage patriotism and good citizenship.
The Maryland Society of the Sons of the American Revolution predates our national organization, and was established on April 20, 1889 in the Old Senate Chamber of the Maryland State House in Annapolis. Today, nearly 800 members serve all communities in Maryland through fifteen local chapters.
We invite you to explore our website to learn about opportunities for membership and the various programs sponsored by the Sons of the American Revolution. Among our many offerings, you will find opportunities for students from elementary school through college, as well as Eagle Scouts. We actively seek to recognize law enforcement, fire, and EMS personnel in our communities. The “Finding the Maryland 400” project is an ongoing partnership with the Maryland State Archives to research and document the lives of the Maryland men who fought heroically at the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776.
Through our work, we hope “to perpetuate the memory of the men who, by their services or sacrifices during the war of the American Revolution, achieved the independence of the American people.”
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James M. Perry