Inspires the community with the principles on which our nation was founded. Many chapters and states have color guards that wear Revolutionary War uniforms and participate in civic and patriotic events and observances.
Maintains and extends the institutions of American freedom. In 1994 the NSSAR formed a Task Force to Preserve U. S. History to help focus public attention on profound problems in some proposed national standards for teaching pre-college U. S. History.
Helps carry out the promises expressed in the Preamble to the Constitution.
Provides recognition for public service. The state societies and chapters of the NSSAR present thousands of awards each year to law enforcement officers, public safety officers, and other citizens who exemplify the best civic traditions of our nation. This includes young men and women who are leaders in our communities: high-ranking high school students of history, Eagle Scouts, JROTC and ROTC cadets and midshipmen.
Honors, respects, and supports veterans, especially those confined to residential and hospital facilities provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.