With the installation of officers on Jan. 15, the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution established its 69th state chapter in Texas at ceremonies in Atlanta, Texas.
Some 21 local citizens received membership in the local chapter, which had been sought in the area for several years by the Trammel's Trace Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, according to DAR regent Traci Jones of Atlanta.
The new chapter is designated Ark-La-Tex Chapter No. 69. The Texas Society is the largest society of SAR with 49 chapters and 3200 members.
SAR is an American congressionally chartered organization founded in 1889 and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. Members are male descendants of people who served in the American Revolutionary War or contributed to establishing the independence of the United States.
The SAR organization promotes respect for institutions of American freedom and patriotism and has assisted in establishing such national observances as Constitutions Day, Flag Day and Bill of Rights Day.
More than 50 persons gathered at the J.E. Manning Chapter 258 of the American Legion Saturday, Jan. 15, to honor the establishment of the local SAR chapter. Any person wanting more information about the chapter or seeking to become a member is encouraged to contact chapter registrar Dennis Beckham of Atlanta at email: [email protected]