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Welcome to the website of the Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. The society is an educational, non-profit that seeks to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and a respect for our national symbols and American citizenship. We do this by perpetuating the stories of courage, sacrifice, and triumph of those who achieved our independence to inspire succeeding generations.

SAR Outstanding JROTC Cadet Award

This award for high-school juniors fosters the principle of "citizen soldier" as exemplified by the American Revolution's Minuteman. The process of selection begins with the JROTC Unit’s Senior Military Instructor (SMI). Qualified cadets are then selected through Chapter, State Society, and National Society levels of the contest competition. Selection criteria include demonstrated leadership potential, military bearing, and scholastic achievement. Each cadet must submit an original essay on a topic designated by the ROTC/JROTC & Services Academy Liaison Committee.

Entry Deadline: About March 1st.
Awards: Massachusetts Society: $250, $100; National Society monetary award
Contact: ROTC Awards Chairman
More information:   National Website

Midshipman 2/C William Byrne, Holy Cross College

SAR J/ROTC Award Certificate

The Massachusetts Society is proud to recognize outstanding cadets for their high degree of merit, leadership qualities, military bearing, and general excellence. In addition to certificates and medals for cadets in high schools and colleges, we offer a National Recognition Program where JROTC cadets compete at chapter, state, and national levels for cash awards and scholarships.

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