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Abingdon in Washington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sons of the American Revolution

SAR

 
 
Sons of the American Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, October 6, 2022
1. Sons of the American Revolution Marker
Inscription.  The Sons of the American Revolution was founded in 1889. Its mission and purpose is maintaining and extending "the institutions of American freedom, an appreciation for true patriotism, a respect for our national symbols, the value of American citizenship, and the unifying force of 'e pluribus unum' that has created, from the people of many nations, one nation and one people." Members of the SAR all have lineal descent from an ancestor who actively supported the American Revolution. Members of the General William Campbell Chapter of the SAR have participated in Memorial and Veterans Day ceremonies held at the Veterans Memorial Park since its inception in 2003.

Cherrybark Oak
Quercus pagoda
Growing up to 110 feet at maturity, this is one of the most highly valued red oaks in the southeast United States. Its wood is strong, heavy, hard, and relatively knot free which makes it useful for cabinets, veneers, and interior finish. The tree's small acorns are an important food source for many wildlife species.
 
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Parks & Recreational AreasPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
 
Location. 36° 42.323′ N, 81° 58.552′ W. Marker is in Abingdon, Virginia, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Lieutenant Billy Webb Avenue, 0.2 miles north of Cook Street. Marker is located in Veterans Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 425 Lieutenant Billy Webb Avenue, Abingdon VA 24210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. History of Veterans Day (here, next to this marker); World War I (here, next to this marker); Poppies (a few steps from this marker); Cold War (a few steps from this marker); Women in Military Service for America (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); The War on Terrorism (within shouting distance of this marker); Medal of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abingdon.
 
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1. Sons of the American Revolution
Sons of the American Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, October 6, 2022
2. Sons of the American Revolution Marker
(looking north through Veterans Memorial Park)
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The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR or NSSAR) is an American congressionally chartered organization, founded in 1889 and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. The members of the society are male descendants of people who served in the American Revolutionary War or who contributed to establishing the independence of the United States. It is dedicated to perpetuating American ideals and traditions, and to protecting the Constitution of the United States; the official recognition of Constitution Day, Flag Day, and Bill of Rights Day were established through its efforts.
(Submitted on November 11, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. National Society Sons of the American Revolution.
National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and teaching American history to future generations.
(Submitted on November 11, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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