Our Mission

Perpetuating the stories of patriotism, courage, sacrifice, tragedy, and triumph of the men and women who achieved the independence of the American people in the belief that these stories are universal ones of man's eternal struggle against tyranny, relevant to all time, and will inspire and strengthen each succeeding generation as it too is called upon to defend our freedoms on the battlefield and in our public institutions, including the stories of those brave men and women who came to this Tennessee wilderness with little more than their raw grit and determination and proceeded to claw out a gracious society of which WE are the recipients.


Are you interested in joining the Stephen Holston Chapter, SAR? Our Chapter's Registrar will be happy to help you in the proper steps to take in becoming a member.

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What We Do Within Our Communties

Within our Chapter we have various committees who work within our communites in the Knox and surrounding counties.  Some of the activities that we take part in are promoting our youth programs for possible scholarship opportunities, marking historical sites, marking Revolutionary War Patriots graves, providing gift packages to our troops serving abroad, Wreaths Across America, offering presentations on various subjects, and providing color guard to many schools and organizations.




Youth Programs

By clicking on the contest underlined below, you will be taken to a document containing information/rules and an application for the respective program. These applications must be sent to the Stephen Holston Chapter. 

All Applications must be recieved by: 12.31.2020

See "Youth Programs link on the left for more information about each contest.

Elementary School Poster Contest

This is directed at students in the fourth and fifth grades, depending on which grade year the American Revvolution is taught in their educational system.  The National SAR Elementary School Poster Contest will stimulate interest in the American History in support of the fourth or fifth grade curriculum.

CAR Essay Contest
The TNSAR chapters to sponsor an Essay Contest among the members of the Tennessee CAR Society in their vicinity and then hold a competition between the various chapter winners at the state level.

Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest
The contest is designed to explore the influence of the Revolutionary war on present day America.  Contest is open to all students attending schools, public, parochial, or private high schools who are in their freshman, sophmore, junior, or senior (grades 9-12) year of study.

Knight Essay Contest

The contest is designed to give high school students an opportunity to explore events that shaped American History.  Contestants shall be in the sophomore, junior, or senior grade of study during the contest year.

ROTC/JROTC Recognition Program
The SAR awards the ROTC Medal to foster the principle of the "citizen-soldier" exemplified by the Minutemen of Revolutionary War days.  This award is presented by a Chapter, as a State SAR, or the National SAR to ROTC or JROTC cadets who are selected for having a degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, military bearing, and general exellence.

Eagle Scout Scholarship Program
Open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their 19th birthday during the year of application.  The year that Eagle was awarded is not restricted.

American History Teacher Award
The Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award winner will represent a teacher whose instruction on the Revolutionary War era from 1750-1800 demonstrates educational efforts in the classroom that exceed and excel above current, accepted, curriculum requirements.


National Society Sons of the American Revolution


National Society Daughters of the American Revolution


National Society Children of the Amrican Revolution