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The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution trains good citizens, develops leaders and promotes love of the United States of America and its heritage among young people.

Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.) was founded on April 5, 1895 is the oldest patriotic youth organization in our country. Membership is open to descendants of patriots of the American Revolution.  Members gain valuable leadership experience in conducting meetings, following parliamentary procedures and standard protocol, serving as delegates and speaking before groups at local, state and national conferences. The responsibility and privilege of selecting officers helps members gain an understanding of the democratic process.

C.A.R. aims to develop the next generation of leaders by giving them countless opportunities learn about being a leader. Members have the chance to:

  • Attend local, state, regional, and national gatherings to meet new people from coast to coast, many of whom become lifelong friends

  • Teaches effective meeting conduct and parliamentary procedure

  • Offers fun, family educational experiences

  • Offers opportunities to learn about history while creating history

  • Builds confidence in meeting people, public speaking, leadership, etiquette, and much more

  • Trains good citizens by participation on the local, state, regional, and national levels

  • Builds a resume of activities and responsibilities

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Object of the Society

The Objects of this Society shall be:

  • To acquire knowledge of American History

  • To preserve and restore places of Historical importance associated with men and women who forwarded American Independence.

  • To ascertain the deeds and honor the memories of the men, women and children who rendered service to the cause of the American Revolution.

  • To promote the celebration of patriotic anniversaries.

  • To honor and cherish the Flag of the United States of America above every other flag.

  • To love, uphold and extend the principles of American liberty and patriotism. 

–Adopted April 11, 1895

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The C.A.R. Creed

I believe in the Children of the American Revolution as an organization for the training of young people in true patriotism and love of country, in order that they shall be better fitted for American citizenship.

As a descendant of the Founders of my Country, I believe that my birthright brings a responsibility to carry on their work, and that as the boys and girls of 1776 took an active part in the War for Independence, so the boys and girls of today have a definite work to do for their Country. 

As a member of the Children of the American Revolution, I believe it is my duty to use my influence to create a deeper love of country, a loyal respect for its Constitution and reverence for its Flag among the young people with whom I come in contact. 

Ethel Vance Mosher
Adopted October 11, 1923

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