Ray O Edwards
John F Lanier
Austin R Drew
Herbert C Roberts
Carl k Hoffman
Matthew B Sellers
Richard Thompson, Jr.
Carleton E Fisher
Carl A Nissen, Jr.
Edward S Hoyt
Richard Edward Friberg
Ralph D. Nelson, Jr.
Roland G. Downinq
Lindsey Cook Brock
Minute Man Medal
The Minuteman Award is the highest award presented to a member by the National Society. It is presented
for active and distinguished service rendered to the SAR at the national level. Annually at the Spring
Leadership Meeting, the Minuteman Committee, which is composed of members holding the award, will
select no more than six award recipients for the current year and announce those selected at the
meeting. The President General appoints the Minuteman Committee.
The award was authorized in 1952 and consists of a rectangular medal, struck in sterling silver suspended
from a neck ribbon of light blue silk. The obverse depicts a Minuteman holding a rifle with a plow in the
background along with the Liberty Bell. The reverse is inscribed "Highest Award of the National Society
Sons of the American Revolution. Presented to (Name, Year)." The medal is accompanied by a certificate.
A miniature version is available.
The President General presents the award during the Minuteman Ceremony at each Annual Congress. At
that ceremony, all previous recipients of the award in attendance, dressed in white dinner jackets, are
seated on the dais. The new honorees are escorted to the dais by a previous recipient of the Minuteman
Award chosen by the honoree. The Minuteman Award is awarded only to individual members on a onetime basis. It is not presented in absentia.