Jon P. Coulter, Current President of the SAR Pittsburgh Chapter
Message from the President
The Sons of the American Revolution is a lineage-based society comprised of members whose ancestors supported the political and military revolution which created the United States. With today’s academic concentration on STEM courses, schools are devoting less and less time to the principles for which these ancestors devoted their lives, fortunes, and honor. Yet, as Marcus Tullius Cicero admonished so long ago, “To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.”
Lacking knowledge of those principles makes it impossible to judge the suggestions and pronouncements of one’s leaders. Many of these will have been proposed before, and their results are available for examination. Without information on those results, it will be difficult, if not impossible, to form a sound judgement. Our Republic was founded on the expectation that we would be an educated citizenry. This will be found in the writings of Washington and Franklin, who felt the survival of their new nation depended on it.
The Pittsburgh Chapter is devoted to maintaining and promoting those principles which have been enshrined in the Constitution and, especially, our Bill of Rights. In accomplishing this, we have created programs to both inform and entertain our community. Photographs of these activities may be viewed on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/SARPittsburgh.
We have several categories of membership. If you would like to join us or are interested in getting more information, please contact us at: SarPitRegistrar@gmail.com.