Godfrey Dreher Chapter South Carolina Society Sons of the American Revolution

Don Simmons 129 Loch Levin Lane Lexington SC 29072 coachsimm@gmail.com



The Sons of the American Revolution is a leading patriotic organization founded in 1889 to promote foundational history of the United States, education, patriotism and genealogy. Members are male descendants of participants in the American Revolution. The South Carolina Society was founded on April 18, 1889 and was one of the founding members of the National Society founded on April 30, 1889.

The South Carolina Society consists of over 740 members in 17 chapters. Activities include a variety of programs to promote the patriotic, educational and historical interest in the American Revolution. The SAR sponsors essay contests for both nigh school students and Eagle Scouts, medal presentations to college and high school ROTC students, poster contests for elementary school students, American Revolution presentations to elementary and middle school students, presentation of medals to public safety officials, Revolutionary War Grave Dedications, volunteer work with veterans, presentation of Flag Certificates to deserving organizations and schools, and participation in historic battle sites observances and others.

The Godfrey Dreher Chapter in Lexington County South Carolina was chartered in October 2009. Godfrey Dreher (1720-1790) was an early German settler in what is now the Corley Mill Road area of Lexington County and became a Revolutionary War patriot who provided supplies to the Patriot army. With his family, he repulsed a force of British soldiers sent to destroy his grist mill in 1781.

Some of our most active educational programs are targeted to our future leaders, our children and those who are educators.

In the Links section you will find a list of the programs that the SAR provides. Click on the program's title to learn more about that particular program.

For teachers, students, compatriots and those interested, links to other informative and educational sites are provided.

Don Simmons President

Future meetings: Sept. 24 12,000 Year Park, John Jamison, Oct. 22 David Brinkman...new book, Nov. 26th Brian Mabelitini Archaeology at Star Fort, Dec. 17th Dean Hunt, Breach Inlet

Lizards Thicket 4610 Augusta Road Lexington SC. 6:00 pm

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