Pride, patriotism and love of country are not just words. They represent a very important part of the Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.), whose members provide tomorrow’s leaders for our nation.
The National Society Children of the American Revolution was founded in 1895. It is the oldest patriotic organization for youths in our country. Any young person under the age of 21 is eligible for membership and can remain a member until the 22nd birthday. The prospective member must be lineally descended from a man or woman who, with unfailing loyalty, rendered material aid to the cause of American independence as a soldier, sailor, civil officer, or recognized patriot in one of the several colonies or states, or of the United States.
Members gain invaluable leadership experience in conducting meetings, following parliamentary procedures and standard protocol, service as delegates and speaking before groups at local, state and national meetings. Members also gain an understanding of the democratic process annually when officers are elected.
Originally organized in 1960 as Washington’s Crossing Society headquartered in Levittown, PA, our chapter was reorganized in April 2004 as Washington Crossing Society headquartered in Washington Crossing, PA. Our membership has grown rapidly and is continuing to grow. All members, regardless of age, are included in our yearly programs. Those living out of town are kept informed and encouraged to participate. We have two members living in Colorado who actively participate in our projects.
Washington Crossing Chapter DAR is our sponsor. They generously provide our senior leaders, support our projects and help us financially. We provide the March program for the Chapter.