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Mission Statement


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. 



For God and My Country

"I think you will agree with me that the hope of this country is with her youth...."

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.

"Good citizens cannot be made suddenly. They must grow..."


Harriett Mulford Lothrop, Founder
The National Society of the

Children of the American Revolution

April 5, 1895

The Object of C.A.R.


The Object 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. 

The C.A.R. Creed

Reflects the ideals of the members

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

The American's Creed

Reflects the ideals and principles upon which America was founded

I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people, whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a Perfect Union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.

I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it; to support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its Flag; and to defend it against all enemies.

–William Tyler Page
Congressional Record, April 13, 1918

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