Our Purpose: Historical
· We commemorate and provide memorials for the people and events of the American Revolution.
· We help preserve records relating to the events leading up to and during the American Revolution.
o The National SAR was a major force behind the construction of the National Archives in Washington DC and the collection of historic documents there.
· We support research and presentations (books, articles, and talks) related to the history and people of the period 1750-1800.
o The national SAR Magazine publishes authoritative descriptions of historical events in a quality magazine of archival value.
o The SAR Revolutionary War Graves Committee published information on some 54,000 gravesites of patriots in the NSSAR Revolutionary War Graves Register, published in 1993. More names have been collected and the entire 140,000 names and locations have now been published on CDROM.
o The Patriot Index Committee is publishing a CDROM with information on 732,000 patriots and their descendants.
These goals appear on the National Society website at www.sar.org. The Tampa Chapter promotes these goals in the Tampa area.