Our chapter members, called Compatriots, participant in recognizing the final resting places of those who participated in the American Revolution, known as Patriots, as well as deceased members of the SAR. We identify unmarked Patriot graves and coordinate formal grave marking ceremonies for them. These ceremonies can involve current members in uniform, a color guard to present and retire the colors, a musket salute, playing of taps, and placement of a bronze National Society SAR Patriot medallion on the grave or headstone. If a descendant of a Patriot can be located, they are invited to speak about the Patriot and his family.
When a Compatriot passes, a ceremony is conducted upon request during the funeral services which is similar to the Patriot grave marking ceremony noted above. The ceremony uses a National Society Compatriot marker to mark the Compatriot's final resting place. A Final Honors Certificate is also presented to the family of a passed Compatriot.