Sons of the American Revolution
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The Maryland Society was organized on April 20, 1889, when thirty-six charter members met in the Old Senate Chamber in the State House in Annapolis. It was in that very same room that General George Washington had resigned his commission as Commander of the Continental Army. It is the eighth oldest state society. Since it was organized, over 3600 have become members. The Maryland Society, Sons of the American Revolution (MDSSAR) is composed of 15 different chapters. If you want to contact any of the Chapters click here
The Atlantic Middle States Association of the Sons of the American Revolution is composed of seven state societies in two districts. The Mid-Atlantic District is comprised of the Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and District of Columbia Societies. The North Atlantic District is comprised of the Empire State (New York) and New Jersey Societies. The operations of the AMSA are overseen jointly by the Vice Presidents General for the Mid-Atlantic District and the North Atlantic District.
The National Society Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR) is the premier male lineage society with sixteen U.S. Presidents and twenty seven Medal of Honor recipient Compatriots on our member rolls. With more than 208,000 members admitted since being founded on April 30, 1889, the NSSAR members are intensely devoted to serving the communities they hail from across all fifty states and in five countries abroad.
Ann Arundel Chapter, NSDAR, was organized November 13, 1911. The chapter was named for Lady Anne Arundell, wife of Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Lord Baltimore. As the chapter was named for the daughter of Lord Arundell Wardour, and not for Anne Arundel County, it was decided to use the name "Ann Arundel." At the 7th Annual State Conference on November 16, 1911, the new chapter was introduced as "Ann Arundel" with the accent upon the first syllable of the surname (Air'-un-dell).
The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.
Maryland State Society Daughters of the American Revolution began in 1892 with the formation of Baltimore and Frederick Chapters. Since then we have grown to 46 chapters and more than 2750 members. Our headquarters is in Baltimore, and our members are distributed throughout the state, with half in the Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area, and half equally distributed in Western Maryland, the Eastern Shore, and Southern Maryland. No matter where they live, Maryland Daughters are vital and active members of their communities.
In 1889, when ladies of Annapolis formed the DAR chapter, they chose to be known as the “Peggy Stewart Tea Party,” commemorating this historic event. For over a hundred years, our chapter has been promoting patriotism, supporting our veterans and educating our youth in Maryland’s capital city of Annapolis through the programs of the NSDAR.
The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution, founded in 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.
The Fort Severn Chapter NSDAR is named after Fort Severn (1808 - 1909) which was located in Annapolis, Maryland, currently where the fifth wing of the Bancroft Hall at the Naval Academy now stands. A bronze marker may be seen today on the fifth wing of the Bancroft Hall which the Fort Severn Chapter of DAR placed in remembrance.
The Fort Severn Chapter NSDAR formed a Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.) Society in 1967, with only 15 members. This chapter is still active today and is known as the Captain John Ward Veazey Society of the C.A.R.
Today, there are fifty-six members and two associate members of the Fort Severn Chapter NSDAR. The majority of our members live around the Severna Park and Pasadena, Maryland area.
Mission: The objects of this Society as stated in Article II of the National Bylaws are:
(1) To acquire knowledge of American History. (2) To preserve and restore places of Historical Importance associated with men and women who forwarded American Independence. (3) To ascertain the deeds and honor the memories of the men, women and children who rendered service to the cause of the American Revolution. (4) To promote the celebration of patriotic anniversaries. (5) To honor and cherish the Flag of the United States of America above every other flag.
(6) To love, uphold and extend the principle of American liberty and patriotism.
The Order of the First Families of Maryland is a genealogical lineage society dedicated to celebrating the history and memory of the Americans who were among the first to settle the Maryland colony.
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