The William Freeman Society is currently working on an official web page of its own. More information will be forth coming.
Membership is open to any child from birth to age 21 who can trace their lineage back to someone who rendered assistance to the American troops during the American Revolution. The local C.A.R. society meets 4 times a year at a designated location. We try to have a few special outings/field trips a year to make the programs more interesting and educational.
Having received approval of the National Society of the Children of the American Revolution, the local society is known as the William Freeman Society Children of the American Revolution after local patriot, William Freeman, who is the only Revolutionary War soldier buried in the Springfield National Cemetery.
The organizing ceremony took place on Saturday, February 13, 1999, at Old Country Buffet, 1536 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, MO. State, regional, and local officers of the C.A.R., SAR, and DAR all participated in this momentous occasion. We also won some national and state awards for our participation in 1999-2002 and some later years. We hope to win some awards for activities in 2013 as well.
For further information on our local C.A.R. Society, contact Compatriot Glenn Gohr, who is the senior president of the William Freeman Society C.A.R.
As an annual event, the William Freeman Society C.A.R. always holds a brief memorial service and laying a wreath at the grave of our namesake, Revolutionary War Soldier William Freeman. This is held on Memorial Day at the Springfield National Cemetery.
Some Members of the William Freeman Society C.A.R.
at the Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri, August 1999
Members of the William Freeman Society C.A.R.
November Meeting, 2000
Last updated February 15, 2013.