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Illinois State President
 Callah McLeod
Illinois Senior State President
Robert E. Collins

Please join us at the 76th annual I.S.C.A.R. State Conference on
March 7th and 8th at the Hilton Hotel
 in Lisle, Illinois. 
Registration information can be found in the members only section under forms.

C.A.R., 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 American heritage.

Harriett 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 Lothrop

Each year the Illinois State President selects a project of historical or patriotic significance for support by the statewide society.  This year’s project is “War Dogs Making it Home.” This non- profit organization pairs veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) with dogs of all sizes from high kill shelters or who have been surrendered to Morgan’s Dogs a training shelter in the Chicagoland area. Each person donating ten dollars or more will receive the following lapel pin.

project pin


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Historical Dates

Jan. 1 - New Year's Day
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Feb. 18 - President's Day
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March 23 - Patrick Henry "Give me liberty or give me death" speech, 1775


April 19 - Opening battle of American Revolution, Battles of Lexington and Concord, 1775

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31 - Memorial Day
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June 14 - Flag Day
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June 16 - Battle of Bunker Hill, 1775

July 4 - Independence Day

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Oct. 12 - Columbus Day

Oct. 19 - Yorktown Day
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Nov. 11 - Veterans Day

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December 17 - Boston Tea Party, 1773

Dec. 25 - Christmas Day
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