The Virginia Society Children of the American Revolution is a component of the National Society Children of the American Revolution. The National Society C.A.R. was chartered in 1895 by Harriet M. Lothrop, famous author and DAR member, to instill pride and patriotism into the future leaders of America — the children.
Over 120 years later, the organization remains the oldest patriotic youth organization in America. Any boy or girl age of twenty-one years or less is eligible for membership in the National Society Children of the American Revolution who is lineally descended from a man or woman who, with unfailing loyalty, 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, provided that the applicant is personally acceptable to the Society.
The Object of this Society shall be:
1. To acquire knowledge of American History.
2. To preserve and restore places of Historical importance associated with men and women who forwarded American Independence.
3. To ascertain the deeds and honor the memories of the men, women and children who rendered service to the cause of the American Revolution.
4. To promote the celebration of patriotic anniversaries.
5. To honor and cherish the flag of the United States of America above every other flag.
6. To love, uphold and extend the principles of American liberty and patriotism.
I believe in the Children of the American Revolution as an organization for the training of young people in true patriotism and love of country, in order that they shall be better fitted for American citizenship.
As a descendant of the Founders of my Country, I believe that my birthright brings a responsibility to carry on their work, and that as the boys and girls of 1776 took an active part in the War for Independence, so the boys and girls of today have a definite work to do for their Country.
As a member of the Children of the American Revolution, I believe it is my to duty to use my influence to create a deeper love of country, a loyal respect for our Constitution and reverence for its Flag, among the young people with whom I come in contact.
I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people, whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a Perfect Union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it; to support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its Flag; and to defend it against all enemies.