Illinois Senior State President
the nation's oldest, largest, patriotic youth organization, offers
membership to anyone under the age of 21, lineally descended from
someone who rendered material aid to the cause of American Independence
as a soldier, sailor, civil officer, or recognized patriot in one of
the several Colonies or States, or of the United States. C.A.R.
activities focus on patriotism, service, and education about our
Lothrop, a prominent citizen and 19th century children's author of
Concord, MA, presented the idea for a children's organization to the
Daughters of the American Revolution Continental Congress in 1895; it
was then chartered by the United States Congress. Organized "for the
training of young people in true patriotism and love of country,"
C.A.R. has promoted this vision to hundreds of thousands of members.
These boys and girls are the leaders of yesterday, today and tomorrow,
now in a second century of keeping patriotism alive.
“Good citizens cannot be made suddenly. They must grow...” Harriett
year the Illinois State President selects a project of historical or
patriotic significance for support by the statewide society. This
year’s project is "Having a Ball" raising funds for the Miracle League
of Central Illinois through the sales of pins, wristbands, and ballcaps.