THE COLORADO SOCIETY was admitted into the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution on 1 July 1896, so we celebrated our centennial in 1996. Since 1896 the Colorado Society membership has grown from the 16 Charter Members, with chapters being activated and later closing. At one time in the early 1920's COSSAR had seven chapters and about 350 members. At the close of 2008 the Colorado Society had 263 members state wide.
The Chapters work closely with their respective communities to keep alive the Patriotic ideals for which our ancestors fought and died in the American Revolution. Some of the ways the SAR does this is by awarding Certificates and Medals for Displaying the American Flag, Good Citizenship, Scouting and Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC).
Annually COSSAR recognizes an outstanding Eagle Scout and a recent state winner also placed 2nd in the National Eagle Scout Competition. He was awarded a $4,000 scholarship for his efforts. Membership efforts also emphasize Family Memberships, in particular the younger applicants under the age of 18 with our Youth Registrant Program. Our youth are the future of the Sons of the American Revolution.
COSSAR also maintains close relationships with the Colorado State Society of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Colorado State Society of the National Society of the Children of the American Revolution (N.S.C.A.R.). We maintain Liason Committee Chairs as primary contacts with both of these closely allied heritage organizations.
Our Annual State Conference & Luncheon is usually held at a local country club or similar venue in the Denver Metro area on the Saturday before President's Day. We hold our State Conference, and afterwards enjoy a luncheon with spouses, children and guests. A keynote speach is delivered by a prominent patriot, and Eagle Scout scholarships and awards and medals for distiguished police, fire, safety professionals are presented.
Annual COSSAR Picnic will be on the 27th of July at the Castlewood State Park, A flyer will be out soon with details.
2013 Annual State Conference and George Washington Luncheon
Guest Speaker.......President General Stephen Leishman
2013 Colorado Society Annual Conference Award Recipients
Children of the American Revolution Medal of Appreciation.....Hyatt Vincent
Emergency Medical Services Commendation Award.....City of Aurora EMS, University Hospital ED and Rural/Metro Ambulance Service
Fire Safety Award.....Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department
Law Enforcment Comendation Award.....Westminister Police Department
Martha Washington Medal.....Anita Caldwell
Patriot Medal.....William E. Buvinger
Eagle Scout Award......William Caleb Kelly
Silver Good Citizenship Medal......... Commissioner Debbie Bell
2013 Elected State Officers
President..... Garry W. Brewer
Vice President.....Wayne Snodgrass
Recording Secretary/Historian....Dick P. Marsh
Membership Secretary/Registrar.....Tom Brown
Treasurer..... Tom Wellborn
Chaplain...... Steve DeBoer
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