Mississippi Society, Sons of the American Revolution
The medal is rectangular in shape, struck in sterling silver. It depicts a Minuteman holding a rifle with a plow in the background. The Liberty Bell appears on it also. On the reverse is inscribed “Highest Award of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution. Presented to (National Number, Year).” The medal is worn suspended from a neck ribbon of light blue silk. It is awarded only to individual members on a one-time basis.
The SAR Minuteman Award is the highest award presented to a member by the SAR. It is presented for distinguished service rendered to the SAR on the national level. Members are selected by the SAR's Minuteman Committee, made up of previous medal recipients and appointed by the SAR President General. The medal is presented by the President General at an annual Congress. It is not presented in absentia. The Minuteman Award was authorized in 1952 and, beginning in 1968, the medal is awarded to no more than six recipients every year. It is awarded to individual members on a one-time basis.
NS SAR 1961-62
The following is a list of those Mississippi Society Compatriots who have received the Minuteman Award:
NS SAR 1975-77