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ILLINOIS STATE SOCIETY
CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Where we celebrate patriotism
every day!

Illinois State President
2014-2015
 Mary Spaulding
 
Illinois Senior State President
2014-2016
Sandra Zeles

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 "Having a Ball" raising funds for the Miracle League of Central Illinois through the sales of pins, wristbands, and ballcaps.

 

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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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