Submitted by Cara Curtin
October 11, 2020
Fernandina Beach’s Vaughan-Latham Society Children of the American Revolution was honored recently with several National C.A.R. Contest Awards. It was named by the Florida state society as the “Most Outstanding Society in the State of Florida” for its 12 first place awards, 7 second place, and 3 third place awards.
The Vaughan-Latham Society was awarded first place by the national society for establishing and maintaining excellent relationships with other lineage societies in the area, including the Sons of the American Revolution, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and Sons of the Revolution. The Vaughan-Latham Society regularly participates in those societies’ programs and special events.
The Society received the National First Vice President’s First Place Award for its program on Mary Ball Washington and placed third state-wide for its patriotic education programs, “Foster Patriotism,” and “Leadership Development.”
The Jacksonville Chapter Sons of the American Revolution presented the Society with its Bronze Medal of Appreciation, which is the chapter’s highest award.
National Society Children of the American Revolution is the country’s oldest (1895) and largest patriotic youth organization. Membership is offered to anyone under the age of 22 who is a direct descendent of a veteran of the Continental Army or served in a support role during the American Revolution. For more information about C.A.R., go to www.nscar.org.