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A Historic Honor – Local SHS Student Elected State President of Children of the American Revolution at Mount Vernon ceremony

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(Editor’s Note: The following info is based on a press release issued this week by the Parson Roby Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution [DAR].)


In a momentous occasion steeped in patriotism and history, Caylee Cassarino, a 10th grader at Saugus Middle High School, was installed as the Massachusetts State President of the Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.) at the iconic Mount Vernon estate in Virginia. The ceremony, which was held on the estate once owned by George Washington, marks a significant achievement in Caylee’s dedication to patriotism, history and historic preservation in her growth within the C.A.R. organization. Caylee is the granddaughter of Gail Cassarino, local regent of the DAR, who has been elected Senior State President.

The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution (N.S.C.A.R.) is an organization that was founded on April 5, 1895, by Harriett Lothrop of Massachusetts. Her intention was “for the training of young people in true patriotism and love of country.” N.S.C.A.R. was chartered by the United States Congress, and it is now the nation’s oldest and largest patriotic youth organization. It offers membership to anyone under the age of 22 who is lineally descended from someone who served in the Continental Army or gave material aid to the cause of freedom in the American Revolution. There are three parent organizations: Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and Sons of Revolution (SR).

Caylee, being elected as State President, is committed to uphold the principles and ideals upon which our great nation was built. With Mount Vernon as a backdrop, she pledged to lead by example, inspiring C.A.R. members to embrace their role as guardians of American’s history. The C.A.R. society and members educate other children on American history through fun educational programs, community service initiatives and interesting commemorative events, and they promote patriotism – preserving American history and honoring the sacrifices of our nation’s founders. You will see Caylee and other members marching in the Memorial Day Parade, placing flags on the Field of Flags on Veterans Day, participating in both Constitution Day and Wreaths Across America events, picking up trash on the bike trail or reading to young children.

Caylee has always loved performing and has been in local performances since she was five. Her State Project is based on her passion. She is raising money for a nonprofit cause where teens with disabilities – physically and intellectually – will have the opportunity to participate in a drama program.

If you want to learn more or interested in becoming a member, please email https://massachusettscar.weebly.com/. If you would like to donate to this project, make check payable to M.S.C.A.R. and mail it to 27 Pearson St., Saugus, MA 01906.

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