What is the Sons of the American Revolution?
The Sons of the American Revolution is a historical educational, and
patriotic non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and extending
the institutions of American freedom, an appreciation of true patriotism,
a respect for our national symbols, a value of American citizenship, and
the unifying force of e pluribus unum that has created, from the people
of many nations, one nation and one people.
We do this by perpetuating the stories of patriotism, courage sacrifice,
tragedy, and triumph of the men who achieved the independence of the
American people in the belief that these stories are universal ones of
man's eternal struggle against tyranny, relevant to all time, and will
inspire and strengthen each succeeding generation as it too is called
upon to defend our freedoms on the battlefield and in our public
The Naples Chapter
The Naples Chapter is in its 44th year of existence and will celebrate 45
years in Naples on March 31st, 2018. This achievement can be credited
to the many people - both those who have chosen to become members of
this Chapter and those who have served as its leaders.
The organization does not exist without volunteers willing to serve in the
various leadership capacities. The credit for the organization of this
Chapter is not given to any one person but to a number of individuals
who helped promote the Sons of the American Revolution and the need
for a chapter locally.
We credit Compatriot William J. Porter who for several weeks in
October 1972 advertised in the Naples Daily News seeking members or
those interesting in becoming so, to attend a luncheon at the Holiday Inn
on November 4th which he had arranged. In attendance were several
State Officers and one National Officer.
At that historic meeting Compatriot Joseph H. Bishop, Jr. was elected
the first President of the then “Provisional” Chapter. It is under his
leadership that an application for the Naples Chapter was submitted on
January 29th, 1973.
The Naples Chapter was officially Chartered by the National Society on
March 31st, 1973 with a total of 43 members. A Charter banquet and
installation of officers was held at the Naples Beach Club on November
As the City of Naples and Collier County grow we expect that our
membership too will grow and look forward to a prosperous future
serving the community and spreading the ideals for which the Sons of
the American Revolution was formed.
About SAR and Naples Chapter