About the Sons of the Revolution
Who We Are
"The purposes for which this Association is formed are to perpetuate the memory of the men who, in the military, naval, and civil service of the Colonies and of the Continental Congress, by their acts or counsel achieved the independence of the country, and to further the proper celebration of the anniversaries of the birthday of Washington and of the prominent events connected to the War of the Revolution; to collect and secure for the preservation the rolls, records, and other documents relating to that period; to inspire the members of the Society with the patriotic spirit of their forefathers; and to promote the feeling of friendship among them."
George Washington – 1777 Winter Encampment at Jockey Hollow at Morristown, N.J.
Michael T. Bates, President
John E. Idenden, Vice President
Edward N. Rianhard, Secretary
Richard J. Peterson, Treasurer
Michael M. Alfano, Registrar
Stephen H. Case, Counselor
Richard M. Burr, Historian
Robert M. Olson, M.D., Chaplain & Surgeon
Richard Gregg, Captain of the Color Guard
This portrait of Washington, painted by Rembrandt Peale in 1818, is part of the Morristown National Historic Park collection