Firelands Bicentennial Chapter

           Ohio Society, Sons Of The American Revolution (OHSSAR)
Serving Erie, Huron and Lorain Counties


The SAR is very active in the community in the following ways.  If you are interested these activities please contact us via this link.

The George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

The program is designed to give freshman, sophomore, junior and senior students an opportunity to explore events that shaped American history.

Conducted at the Chapter, State Society and National Society levels, the students must submit an original essay with topics based on original research and dea

 lwith an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution.
National Society:
  • First place: $2,000; a winning recognition certificate and medal; airfare and one night hotel stay for the winner and a chaperone at the SAR Annual Congress.
  • Second Place: $1,000
  • Third Place: $500

Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship

Open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their 19th birthday during the year of application.   (The application year is the calendar year, 01 Jan. to 31 Dec.)   The year the Eagle was awarded is not restricted.  College plans do not need to be completed in order to receive the cash scholarship.  Three cash scholarship awards are given: As the National First Place winner - $8,000.00; Runner-up - $4,000.00; 2nd runner-up - $2,000.00.  You may apply more than one year if you meet the age requirements but no more than $8,000.00 total may be granted to any one Eagle Scout.

ROTC / JROTC Recognition Program

The SAR awards the ROTC Medal to foster the principle of the "citizen-soldier", exemplified by the Minutemen of Revolutionary War days.  This award is presented by a Chapter, a State Society, or the National Society to ROTC or JROTC cadets who are selected for having a high degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, military bearing and general excellence.  The recipients are selected by the Commanding Officer of the ROTC or JROTC unit, who should be given full latitude in making the selection.

The SAR ROTC Medal is approved by the United States Army, the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps, and the United States Air Force.

Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, whose mission and objectives are patriotic, historical, and educational, wish to identify, recognize, and commend Outstanding Social Studies Teachers.  These extraordinary educators at private, public, and parochial institutions, who teach our children in a middle or high school setting, will be recognized for actively addressing the history of the American Revolutionary era.  The Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award winner will represent a teacher whose instruction on the Revolutionary War era from 1750 - 1800 demonstrates educational efforts in the classroom that exceed and excel above current, accepted, curriculum requirements.

Award Description:  The Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award winner will be able to choose a trip to one of the following seminars;

1) Freedoms Foundation Summer Teacher Graduate Workshop at Valley Forge, Pa.,
2) Colonial Williamsburg Summer Teacher Workshop in Williamsburg, Va.,
3) Jefferson Symposium at the University of Virginia in  Charlottesville, Va., or
4)  SAR Annual Conference on the American Revolution.

This award, valued at $1,400.00, will reimburse the winner for expenses including tuition, room and board, and transportation.

SSAR Partners in Patriotism Program

NSSAR Partners in Patriotism program is for the SAR to partner with any Veterans organization i.e. American Legion, VFW, AMVETS or one of the numerous others veterans groups in grave rededications, grave markings, parades, flag retirements or any program that the SAR conducts with the help from the Veterans or any Veterans organization that ask the SAR for help in conducting an event.

Flag Certificate

The Flag Certificate, authorized in 1987, is presented to individuals, companies and government agencies that fly the United States flag for patriotic purposes only. It is not to be given to any commercial enterprise that obviously flies it for advertising purposes.

It can be presented by a chapter, state or the National Society. The certificate has a line in the lower left corner for the name of the appropriate organization to be engrossed. It also has a line for the appropriate president to sign, and a line for the Flag Chairman. This is usually the person that recommends or presents the certificate.

Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest 

The Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest is open to all students attending home schools, public, parochial, or private high schools who are in their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior (grades 9 through 12) year of study.

Purpose Of The National Contest

  • To support historical research in our high schools by promoting oratorical presentations related to our Revolutionary War period 1750-1800.
  • To emphasize American History to the high school student and focus on and intelligent relationship between the past and the present.
  • To place a positive emphasis on the plans of our founding fathers.

National Scholarship Awards:

  • First Place: $3,000
  • Second Place: $2,000
  • Third Place: $1,000