Accomplishments

Spirit of 1776

The Kansas Society is proud of its SAR record:

  • Established the NSSAR Eagle Scout Recognition & Scholarship Program

  • Winner of NSSAR Americanism Award seven consecutive years (1993-2000)

  • Three-time Winner of the President General's Color Guard Trophy (1995, 1996, and 1998)

  • First complete SAR Color Guard to travel so far, to historic Concord battleground, to participate in Patriots' Day activities along with Massachusetts and Connecticut Color Guards

  • First SAR Color Guard to carry the Colors at an NFL football game, three out of four consecutive years, before 80,000 fans saluting the flag

  • First National Youth Life Member to become a full-fledged Son of the American Revolution (Paul Bryant Basler of the Delaware Crossing Chapter)

  • Home society of former SAR President General Arthur M. King

  • Proclamation from Kathleen Sebelius, Governor of the State of Kansas