On November 14, 2009, the George Rogers Clark Society of the National Society of the
Children of the American Revolution celebrated its 30 year anniversary with a
program that began at 2:00 p.m. at Fort Massac Park in Metropolis, IL.
There was a short ceremony at the George Rogers Clark statue, which included a history
of the local society, statements from past members, state C.A.R. representatives and
After the ceremony, refreshments were enjoyed in the barracks and childrenís activities were held that
focused on veterans. Everyone was welcomed to help us celebrate this milestone or to
find out about the society and its goals.
The National Society Children of the American Revolution was organized "for the training of
young people in true patriotism and love of country." These boys and girls are now in a second
century of keeping patriotism alive.
To that end they engage in a variety of activities from patriotic to historical and
environmental. They are encouraged and led by their parent organizations, DAR and S.A.R. (Sons of the American Revolution)
The local societyís current projects are collection of pennies to assist the national C.A.R.
project of restoration of the Morris Island Lighthouse in South Carolina and collection of aluminium cans for
the state C.A.R. project of building a bridge for educational purposes at Yell Dell Gardens.
On Nov 14th, members and guests created Christmas items for veterans in local nursing homes.
The George Rogers Clark Society is sponsored and led by the Paducah Chapter and the Fort Massac
Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
C.A.R., the nationís oldest, largest, patriotic youth organization, offers membership to anyone under
the age of 21, lineally descended from someone who 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.
"Good citizens cannot be made suddenly.
They must grow ..."
Harriett Lothrop, founder of NSCAR in 1895.
Contact Cindy Byrd for local information and activities.