Welcome to the website of the Virginia Sons of the American Revolution! We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and teaching American history to future generations we strive to keep patriotism and the memory of our Revolutionary War heritage burning in the hearts and minds of every American, young and old.

George Mason, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Patrick Henry, and countless other patriots first drew breath on Virginia soil. In many respects, American Independence began with Virginia. It was Richard Henry Lee, a delegate from Virginia, who first proposed on June 7, 1776, that the Continental Congress declare independence from Great Britain.

The Benefits of Membership

Any male shall be eligible for membership in the SAR who is a citizen of good repute in the community; and a lineal descendant of an ancestor who was at all times unfailing in loyalty to and rendered acceptable service in the cause of American Independence. The SAR accepts service rendered, with some exceptions, for the period between 19 April 1775 and 26 November 1783. 

To initiate the process, you should begin by ensuring that you can satisfy membership requirements and that you descend from an accepted Patriot. We do not restrict membership on basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, nation of citizenship, or residency. 

Membership Pamphlet


The Virginia S.A.R. hosts scholarship and honor programs throughout the year. As an organization we hope to further the legacy left to us by our patriot ancestors; and through our scholarship programs, contests, and awards we are proud to be able to do so while supporting our communities both locally and nationwide.
For more information on any of the below programs, just click the title.


ROTC/JROTC/Cadet Recognition 

Elementary School Poster Contest

Middle School Brochure Contest

George & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

Joseph S. Rumbaugh Orations Contest

Teacher of the Year

Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Contest

Good Citizen of the Year Contest

Patriot Chest Program