#17 August 27, 2023

Greetings Compatriots,

This summer has been crazy busy with the Programs Committee. We have updated a lot of existing program tabs, adding more for you to download and use. Plus new tabs to check out. These include:

  • Added – New Chronicles of the American Revolution programs (55+)
  • Added – The Monthly Timeline with added hot links (50+)
  • NEW! – Decade of the American Revolution calendar of specific yearly SAR programs
  • Added – Our Patriots – Families of Antebellum, MO
  • Added – Toolkit intro from our new President General John Dodd

All under our homepage https://america250sar.org/ and the 
Programs Resource Library – https://america250sar.org/library 
Under the SAR tab- https://america250sar.org/sar

  • 184 Programs on the Revolutionary War.
  • 224 videos, podcasts, and YouTube videos from one-minute pieces to longer pieces from PBS, and National Parks to the full 12-hour History Channel Series.
  • Want to see what is available on other websites? We have in one click, access to 173 website programs that you can use from the SAR, DAR, PBS, History Channel and the Museum of the American Revolution.

And our Special Announcement:

Our Education Tab for Teachers:


  • 1865 Lesson Plans on the Revolutionary War for grades 3-5, 6-9,10-12.
  • 148 videos, podcasts, and YouTube videos
  • 173 website programs that teachers can use from the SAR, DAR, PBS, History Channel and the Museum of the American Revolution.

Yes, also a great educational resource for all SAR members to use as well.

And now a word from our new President General


Please join me in celebrating the upcoming decade of commemorating the 250th Anniversary of our Nation’s founding. This December marks the beginning of these events with the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 2023. This, and subsequent events, will bring to life the sacrifices of our Patriot Ancestors.

Our America SAR 250 Committee had been working hard to highlight events and activities for not only our Compatriots, but also the public at large. Please review the many options on our 250 website to find activities which spark your interest which you and your chapter can implement. These resources are not restricted to SAR members. If you are reading this as an educator or youth program leader, feel free to implement these projects in your organization.

The SAR’s mission is to “honor our Revolutionary War patriot ancestors by promoting patriotism, serving our communities, and educating and inspiring future generations about the founding principles of our Country.” We fulfill this mission by actively participating in these many celebrations and activities scheduled over the next few years. Please find a program which interests you and jump in!

John L. Dodd, President General, 2023-2024