These medals are not for service to the SAR, although an SAR member may certainly be honored if he meets the criteria, as can any individual of the public whose actions meet the qualifications and requirements.
Community Awards Ceremonies are typically held at every State Meeting at both the Spring Meeting of the Membership and at the Fall Board of Managers Meeting. Individuals exemplifying the conditions and requirements of each award are selected and honored at the luncheon ceremonies and presented with a medal and certificate. In some cases, the awards are made posthumously and presented to family and/or colleagues.
In addition to the presentation ceremonies, the California SAR reports all of their state level honorees to the National Society SAR. Chapters of the California SAR are also encouraged to honor members of their surrounding communities for appropriate actions, being sure to publicize and report those awards to National Society SAR Public Service and Heroism Committee.
Previous Honorees listed on this page date back to 2010 and include only those awarded by the California SAR at the state level. The best effort has been made to search records and archives. If you know of any honorees that should be added or corrected, please contact the webmaster.