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Welcome to I.S.C.A.R.

Where we celebrate patriotism
every day!

The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution, founded in 1895, is the oldest patriotic youth organization in our country.  Membership is open to descendants of patriots of the American Revolution.   The Illinois State Society (I.S.C.A.R.) has 27 local societies in cities and towns all over the state of Illinois.   These local societies have members of all ages from birth to 22 years.  Click on the Membership tab on the left for more information on membership.

The Mission of C.A.R. is to train good citizens, develop leaders, and promote love of the United States of America and its heritage among young people.   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 Mulford Lothrop

Founder of The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution, April 5, 1895

Each year the Illinois State President selects a project of historical or patriotic significance for support by the statewide society.  This year we will be raising funds for the support of Fisher House.  Click on the State Project tab on the left to learn more.  The theme is: 

"Home is Where the Heart is"

Illinois State President
Julia Morrissey

Illinois Senior State President
Marcia Flanagan

The I.S.C.A.R. is very fortunate to have the support of three wonderful adult lineage organizations:

•    Illinois State Society Daughters of the American Revolution
•    Illinois Society Sons of the American Revolution
•    Sons of the Revolution in the State of Illinois

The men and women of these organizations sponsor us by providing our adult leadership, contributing to our projects, inviting us to participate with them in their meetings, activities and commemorative events, and by joining in meetings, field trips and other activities of the I.S.C.A.R. and the local societies.

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Last Updated May 6, 2016
Calendar at a Glance
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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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