The Hawaii Society of the Sons of the American Revolution is a historical, educational, and patriotic non-profit United States 501(c)3 corporation that seeks to maintain and extend.
- the institutions of American freedom
- an appreciation for true patriotism
- a respect for our national symbols
- the value of American citizenship
- the unifying for 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 those who achieved the independence of the American people. We believe 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 is called upon to defend our freedoms on the battlefield and in our public institutions.
In the June 19, 1895 edition of the Pacific Commercial Advertiser (known
today as the Honolulu Advertiser) news of the first organizing meeting of
the Hawaii Society was published:
SONS AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Officers and Board of Management Elected
The Hawaiian Society, Sons of the American Revolution, was organized at the
office of the Hawaiian Investment Company on last Monday, the anniversary of
the Battle of Bunker Hill.
The following gentlemen were elected to serve for
the ensuing year:
Hon. P. C. Jones, president;
Chief Justice A. F. Judd,vice-president;
John Effinger, secretary;
Prof. W. D. Alexander, registrar,
and W. J. Forbes, treasurer.
Rev, D. P. Birnie, J. Walter Jones and H. W. Severance were elected officers
named as a Board of Management.
The meeting was enthusiastic and with the
present and prospective applicants there will be about fifty members to
comprise the Hawaiian Society. It is intended in the near future to give an
historical entertainment by the society.