Michigan Society Children of the American Revolution

Proudly established 1933.  The above picture was taken at our 87th State Conference in February 2020. This picture is during the swearing in of the new Michigan Society Board for 2020-2021.


Our Motto

For God and My Country

Mission Statement
Reflects the purpose of the C.A.R.

The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution trains good citizens, develops leaders and promotes love of the United States of America and its heritage among young people.

–Adopted October 18, 1999

The Object of C.A.R.
The Object of this Society shall be:

• To acquire knowledge of American History
• To preserve and restore places of Historical importance associated with men and women who forwarded American Independence.
• To ascertain the deeds and honor the memories of the men, women and children who rendered service to the cause of the American Revolution.
• To promote the celebration of patriotic anniversaries.
• To honor and cherish the Flag of the United States of America above every other flag.
• To love, uphold and extend the principles of American liberty and patriotism.
–Adopted April 11, 1895

Founded in 1895, the Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.) is the oldest patriotic youth organization in the nation. Its mission is to promote the training young citizens. As an organization dedicated to service, we strive to make a real contribution to our Communities, our State, and our Country through our activities and projects.

“Good citizens cannot be made suddenly. They must grow.” – Harriett Mulford Lothrop, Founder

The C.A.R. Creed
Reflects the ideals of the members

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 duty to use my influence to create a deeper love of country, a loyal respect for its Constitution and reverence for its Flag among the young people with whom I come in contact.

–Ethel Vance Mosher
Adopted October 11, 1923

The C.A.R. Song
Reflects ideals for which American patriots lived, fought and died

The C.A.R. Song

by Copyright © 1928 Martha Parkinson Mills

Follow along with the Audio of “The C.A.R. Song”

We’re members of the C.A.R.
A great and mighty band
We pledge our might for the cause of right
For home and native land.


Chorus: We love thee, Old Glory,
And we ever strive to be
Most worthy descendants
Of worthy ancestry;
We love thee, Old Glory,
And our hearts are staunch and true,
We love each stripe and ev’ry star
Of our flag, red, white, and blue.


Those great and noble patriots,
Offered up their blood,
To save a new born nation,
From a cruel tyrant’s rod.



The blue calls out to us, “Be true,”
The white calls out, “Be pure,”
The red, “Be brave, their blood they gave,
That this land might endure.”


Copyright © 1928 Martha Parkinson Mills

Our Michigan Societies 

Elias Cady Society - Waterford

Elias Cady Society, organized 2004.

Senior Society President – Linda Royse

Sponsored by four Michigan DAR Chapters:

  • Lydia Barnes Potter Chapter – Waterford 
  • Piety Hill Chapter – Birmingham
  • Sashabaw Plains Chapter – Clarkston
  • Stoney Creek Chapter – Rochester


Fort Dearborn Society - Dearborn

Fort Dearborn Society,  organized 1998.

Senior Society President – Diane Gaubatz

Sponsored by four Michigan DAR Chapters:

  • Col. Joshua Howard Chapter – Dearborn
  • Grand River Trail Chapter – Milford
  • John Sackett Chapter – Redford
  • Monguagon Chapter – Trenton

John Paul Jones Society - Detroit

John Paul Jones Society,  organized 1897.

Senior Society President – Jeanne Flynn

Sponsored by one Michigan DAR Chapter:

  • Louisa St. Clair Chapter – Detroit

KI-KA-MA-SUNG Society - Kalamazoo

KI-KA-MA-SUNG Society,  organized 1985.

Senior Society President – Elizabeth Kraatz

Sponsored by one Michigan DAR Chapter:

  • Lucinda Hinsdale Stone Chapter – Kalamazoo

Lac Vieux Desert Trail Society - Marquette

Lac Vieux Desert Trail Society,
re-organized 2019.

Senior Society President – Heather Modell

Sponsored by one Michigan DAR Chapter:

  • Onagomingkway Chapter – Marquette


Le Grande Traverse Society - Traverse City

Le Grande Traverse Society,  organized 2010.

Senior Society President – Heather Pineda

Sponsored by one Michigan DAR Chapter:

  • Job Winslow Chapter – Traverse City

Sponsored by one Michigan SAR Chapter:

  • Northern Michigan Chapter –
    Traverse City

Lewis Cass Society - Bay City

Lewis Cass Society,  organized 1913.

Senior Society President – Dawn Brady

Sponsored by one Michigan DAR Chapter:

  • Anne Frisby Fitzhugh-Saginaw Chapter – Bay City & Saginaw

Lexington Alarm Society - Royal Oak

Lexington Alarm Society,  organized 1983.

Senior Society President – Deb Davis

Sponsored by three Michigan DAR Chapters:

  • Ezra Parker Chapter – Royal Oak
  • Three Flags Chapter – Lathrop Village
  • Sarah Ann Cochrane – Plymouth & Northville

Lt. Isaiah Fuller Society - Mt. Clemens

Lt. Isaiah Fuller Society, organized 2004.

Senior Society President – Randy Mathieu

Sponsored by three Michigan DAR Chapters:

  • Alexander Macomb Chapter – Mt. Clemens
  • Chief Shawano Chapter – Gaylord
  • Ottawa Chapter – Port Huron


Mark and Henry Schell Society - North Branch

Mark and Henry Schell Society,  organized 2013.

Senior Society President – Judy Mattila

Sponsored by one Michigan DAR Chapter:

  • Nipissing Chapter – Metamora


Moses Clark Society - Grand Rapids

Lewis Cass Society,  organized 2016.

Senior Society President – Lucy McCall

Sponsored by one Michigan DAR Chapter:

  • Sophie De Marsac Campau Chapter – Grand Rapids

Sponsored by one Michigan SAR Chapter

  • West Michigan Chapter –
    Grand Rapids

Michigan Society C.A.R. State Projects, raising funds to help others.

First M.S.C.A.R. State President

Lyons Mills Howland – Following his year as Michigan’s State President, he was appointed as 1st Jr. National President 1939-41

From President Howland’s remarks to the 55th N.S.C.A.R. Convention: “Entering this new era of CAR. work we must realize that, no matter how gay and carefree are our duties and contacts, there is an underlying and serious responsibility resting on our shoulders. We must realize that, in these alarmingly uncertain days, it is more important than ever before for The Children of the American Revolution to carry the banner of Americanism; that, in these heartsick, strife-torn times, America must keep her head and have a new birth of freedom that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth.”

Below you will see:

  • Images represent each state project
  • The Michigan Society President
  • Project Year starts in April and ends the next April
  • Brief description of the project
  • Image if available of their project/pin
  • M.S.C.A.R. President’s Local Society Name and Location

Enjoy looking back at our very ambitious and proud M.S.C.A.R. projects. Just click/touch on the image to see it larger.