Illinois Society Children of the American Revolution
C.A.R. - What are we about?
The National Society Children of the American Revolution (NSCAR), founded in 1895, is the oldest patriotic youth organization in our country. Membership is open to descendants of patriots of the American Revolution. The Illinois State Society (I.S.C.A.R.) has 27 local societies in cities and towns all over the state of Illinois. These local societies have members of all ages from birth to 22 years. Click on the Membership tab in the menu for more information on membership.
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 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 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 reverence for its Flag, among the young people with whom I come in contact.
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.
The C.A.R. Song
Written by Martha Parkinson Mills, the C.A.R. song is an uplifting song reflecting those ideals that American patriots lived, fought and died for; in order to save our nation from tyranny.
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. Chorus: 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. Chorus: 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. 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." Chorus: 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.