Mississippi Society, Sons of the American Revolution

3:30 - 6:30       Registration:  Township Hallway
                                   Dr. Joseph Warren, Chapter    

6:30 - 9:00       Welcome Reception
                                   in Township A and Cash Bar in the Lobby
                         Theme: Uniforms and Colonial Dresses     
You will be greeted by President and Mrs.  Thompson.                              Everyone is encouraged to wear uniform or Colonial Dress for this occasion.

7:30 - 8:00       Living History: 
                         “Colonial Uniforms - Meet the Generals”
Dr. Bryant  Boswell will talk about various uniforms of the Continental Army.

8:00 - 9:00              Reception Continues 

The 2023 Keynote speaker is Rev. Dr. Paul Criss, Ph.D., M.Div., M.Mus.

Registration now Open

Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Award
      Winner: Fletcher Horne
      Presented by Past State President Michael Schenk 

George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest
      Winner: Claire Delis Necaise
      Presented by: Chairman Edward Campbell

Elementary School Poster Contest
      Winner: Annalise Williams
      Presented by: 1st VP John McBride

MSSAR Award Presentations:
     Medals and Awards Committee 
     Presented by: Medals and Awards Chair, Bryant Boswell , President Tommy Thompson, and  1st Vice President, John McBride
Honoring the MSSSAR Veterans in the State of Mississippi 
Our primary hotel is the Embassy Suites by Hilton, located at  200 Township Ave, Ridgeland, MS 39157. The current room registration rate of $179 can be booked with group code SAR by calling 1-800-HILTONS. Please click  HERE  to book a room

Our secondary hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn located at 320 New Mannsdale road, Madison, MS 39110. The current room registration rate at the Hilton Gard Inn is $134 for a room with either a 1 King or 2 Queen Bed booked with group code SAR. Please click  HERE  to book a room.

2023 MS SAR

Banquet dress:  Black tie, Revolutionary War Uniform or coat and tie and appropriate dress for ladies.

Banquet Guest Speaker:  Rev. Dr. Paul Criss, Ph.D., M.Div., M.Mus.

Saturday, March 25, 2023

the University’s Honors Program. He has pastored New Salem Cumberland PresbyterianChurch since 2002 and has thirty years of higher education teaching experience and twenty-two years of higher education administrative experience. Dr. Criss holds membership in the American Musicological Association, American Historical Association, American Association for the History of Medicine, and the Black Robe Regiment. His historical research interests include founding and revolutionary American history, Constitutional studies, and liturgical music in America. Dr. Criss resides in Lakeland, Tennessee with his lovely wife, Susanne (Susie), and their beautiful daughter, Sophia Ariella Megan (Sophie), and handsome son, Thomas Paul Joseph (Tommy).

Check-in: 25-MAR-2022   ​Check-out: 27-MAR-2022.

Please check back periodically as more

information becomes available.

6:30 a.m.         Restaurant Opens for Breakfast
8:00 a.m.         Registration in the Township Hallway
                                   Dr. Joseph Warren, Chapter
8:00 - 9:00       Meet and Greet -  Coffee available

9:00 - 9:15       Memorial Service                                       
                                   Chaplain Reverend Glenn Shows 

  9:15 - 10:30   MSSSAR March Board of Directors Meeting

                                   in Township A & B 

12:30 -   2:30   Awards Luncheon and Presentations
                                   in Township A & B 
                                   BUFFET LUNCH     

3:00                AFTERNOON SESSION                           
                             Ron Humphrey, Webmaster
                                    “All about the MSSSAR Website”  

                             President Tommy Thompson  
                                   Duties of State Officers and committees         
                                   Duties of the Chapter Officers         

                             Michael Schenk, Coordinator 
                                   Youth Recognition Awards                             
                             Bryant Boswell,  Commander 
                                   Color Guard Information 
                              Questions and Answers   

5:30                MSSSAR Color Guard pictures
                             in The Avenue Ballroom

6:30 - 8:30     MSSSAR President’s Banquet
                             in Township A & B 

Friday, March 24, 2023

Dr. Paul Criss is Assistant Professor of History, Medical & Health Humanities, Philosophy, and Religion at Baptist Health Science University where he also has the privilege of overseeing

Annual Business Meeting & Convention

Mar 1-3 , 2024

If you have any questions, please use the contact us page and address to 1st Vice President John McBride.

Deadline to register and make hotel reservations is

March 1, 2022.

To Register for the convention, please click on the Convention Reservation form below.

IP Casino, Resort, and Spa
 3300 W Beach Blvd, Gulfport, MS 39501

Convention registration does not include a hotel reservation. Attendees must reserve hotel rooms on their own. 


     The MS SAR cordially invites you to attend the One Hundred Fourteenth Annual Convention of the Mississippi Society ,Sons of the American Revolution at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, MS on Friday, March 24 , 2023.

     Please consider making this a part of your plans for 2023. I believe you will be glad you did. The Central Mississippi Chapter and the MS Society welcome you to Ridgeland, MS.

Tommy Thompson, President

Lodging Options


Award Presentations: Youth Awards

Saturday During the Award Luncheon