The Children of the American Revolution organization was founded in 1895 and is the oldest patriotic organization for youths in our country. Membership is open to those under 22 years of age and are descendents of patriots of the American Revolution. Meetings and activities are planned for all ages with special consideration given to younger members.
C.A.R. teaches leadership through participation in meetings, parliamentary procedures and standard protocol, serving as delegates and speaking before groups at local, state and national conferences. The responsibility and privilege of selecting officers helps members gain an understanding of the democratic process.
The six primary objectives of the C.A.R.
- To acquire knowledge of American History.
- To preserve and restore places of Historical importance associated with men and women who forwarded American Independence.
- To ascertain the deeds and honor the memories of the men, women and children who rendered service to the cause of the American Revolution.
- To promote the celebration of patriotic anniversaries.
- To honor and cherish the Flag of the United States of America above every other flag.
- To love, uphold and extend the principles of American liberty and patriotism.
I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people, whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a Perfect Union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it; to support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its Flag; and to defend it against all enemies.
Salute to the Flag of South Carolina
I believe in the Children of the American Revolution as an organization for the training of young people in true patriotism and love of country, in order that they shall be better fitted for American citizenship.
As a descendant of the Founders of my Country, I believe that my birthright brings a certain responsibility to carry on their work, and that as the boys and girls of 1776 took an active part in the War for Independence, so the boys and girls of today have a definite work to do for their Country.
As a member of the Children of the American Revolution, I believe it is my to duty to use my influence to create a deeper love of country, a loyal respect for our Constitution and a reverence for its Flag, among the young people with whom I come in contact.
We're members of the C.A.R.
A great and mighty band
We pledge our might for the cause of right
For home and native land.
We love thee, Old Glory,
And we ever strive to be
Most worthy descendants
Of worthy ancestry;
We love thee, Old Glory,
And our hearts are staunch and true,
We love each stripe and ev'ry star
Of our flag, red, white, and blue
Those great and noble patriots,
Offered up their blood,
To save a new born nation,
From a cruel tyrant's rod.
The blue calls out to us, "Be true,"
The white calls out, "Be pure,"
The red, "Be brave, their blood they gave,
That this land might endure."