Maine State Society, Children of the American Revolution Celebrating its 75th Anniversary

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This year the Maine State Society, Children of the American Revolution is celebrating its 75th anniversary. In recognition of the event Maine State Senator James Hamper of Oxford offered his congratulations to Hannah Sprague of Marshfield, current Maine State President of the C.A.R. On behalf of the Maine State Legislature he presented her with a framed copy of a proclamation enacted by the Legislature which said in part: “Be it known to all that We, the Members of the Senate and House of Representatives, join in recognizing the Maine Society, Children of the American Revolution on its 75th anniversary. The Maine Society Children of the American Revolution formally began in October 1838 with the organization of the William Fairfield Society in Portland. There are now 7 local societies throughout the State. Maine was the 33rd state society within the National Society Children of the American Revolution which is the oldest patriotic organization for youths in the country and now boasts over 10,000 members. The society is dedicated to training good citizens, developing leaders and promoting love of the United States of America and its heritage among young people. Maine members have been meeting and living these goals for 75 years, from volunteering with the American Red Cross and helping with the war effort during World War II to the current fund raising effort to help with the restoration of the historic Burnham Tavern in Machias and sending cards to American soldiers. “