The Silver Outstanding Young Member Medal is awarded to a member of the State Society who is 40 years old or younger. The recipient shall have exhibited continued, exemplary service to the Society at the State level, especially focused on leadership and service to youth and younger members.

A Compatriot may receive this medal only once. Oak leaf clusters or other ribbon attachments are not authorized.

 Approval Requirements: The State President shall approve the award of the medal. Nominations for the award shall be made by the State Society. All nominations should be submitted on the standard Outstanding Young Members Medal application form. The recommending authority should carefully read the form and follow the instructions relative to the type of supporting documentation needed.

     The State Medal of Distinguished Service, authorized in 1998, is the highest Medal that can be awarded by a State Society President during each year of his term of office.


     The incumbent State President may present one medal during his term (or each year of his term if elected to a multiyear term) at the Society’s Annual Meeting, to a Compatriot in recognition for that Compatriot's conspicuous service to the State Society during the President's administration.


     The SMDS is awarded by a State Society President at his discretion; no other approval is required. A Compatriot may receive this medal only once. Oak leaf clusters or other ribbon attachments are not authorized.


MS  SAR   State  Awards   and   Medals
Qualifications: Mississippi uses the Events System
     To earn an SAR Silver Color Guard Medal, a Color Guardsman must participate in at least three District and/or National events in each of three years, which do not need to be continuous. A year shall be any period of twelve consecutive months. Qualifying Events can be found in the NSSSAR Handbook Vol. V.
Qualifications: Mississippi uses the Events System
     To earn an SAR Silver Color Guard Medal, a Color Guardsman must participate in at least three District and/or National events in each of three years, which do not need to be continuous. A year shall be any period of twelve consecutive months. Qualifying Events can be found in the NSSSAR Handbook Vol. V.

     The Silver Color Guard Medal is for service at the District and National levels. The medal is awarded for at least three years of service at the applicable level. The three years may be broken, not continuous. Award of each medal may be for retroactive service, so that any living Effective: August 1, 2021 - 26 - compatriot may receive it, even if he cannot march anymore. An SAR Color Guardsman must have the Bronze Color Guard Medal before he can be awarded the Silver Color Guard Medal.

A Compatriot may receive this medal only once. Oak leaf clusters or other ribbon attachments are not authorized.

     The Patriot Medal is awarded only by a state society. It is the highest award given for service at the state or chapter level. This medal is presented only to individuals and may be received only once. It represents long, faithful and outstanding service at the state and/or chapter level. Service at the national level cannot be considered in making the award.


A Compatriot may receive this medal only once. Oak leaf clusters or other ribbon attachments are not authorized.

     The medal is sterling silver and bears the portrait of Compatriot General of the Army Douglas MacArthur on the obverse within the inscription, “The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.” The reverse is inscribed “Awarded to for Patriotic Service by the Society SAR.” The medal is suspended from a chest ribbon of royal blue color. The design for the medal was selected by Compatriot MacArthur. He received the first medal, presented posthumously at his tomb in Norfolk, Virginia, on October 19, 1964, where it is on permanent display. The Patriot Medal is available in full and miniature sizes.

     The Silver Roger Sherman Medal may be awarded to a compatriot in recognition of, and in appreciation of, outstanding services rendered to a State Society. The medal is presented to a compatriot for significant service which lacks the requirements for the Meritorious Service Medal. It should be awarded in place of the Bronze and Silver Good Citizenship Medals, which cannot be awarded for service to the SAR. The recipient must have served as an active officer for a minimum of two years, as an active committee chairman for three years, or as an active member of a committee for four years.

 Special Note: A Compatriot may receive this medal multiple times. A bronze oak leaf cluster may be awarded for an additional two years of active service as an officer, chairman or committeeman. The service is counted cumulatively rather than consecutively, and may not be added concurrently for multiple offices, committee chairmanships, or committee memberships. Presentation and wear of oak leaf clusters shall follow NSSAR policy

    The Bronze Color Guard Medal is for service at the State and/or Chapter levels. Each medal is awarded for at least three years of service at the applicable level. The three years may be broken, not continuous. Award of each medal may be for retroactive service, so that any living compatriot may receive it, even if he cannot march anymore.

A Compatriot may receive this medal only once. Oak leaf clusters or other ribbon attachments are not authorized.

     The State Meritorious Service Medal may be awarded to SAR members who have rendered long, faithful and meritorious service to their state society. The meritorious service rendered should be stated in the citation.

A Compatriot may receive this medal only once from a state society.

Special Note: The medal is the same medal used for the National Meritorious Service Medal. Although a member may receive the award multiple times from the National Society, and once from each of a district, a state society or a chapter, only one Meritorious Service Medal is worn. Once a member has received the Meritorious Service Medal, subsequent awards by additional conferring authorities are represented by oak leaf clusters (regardless of the conferring authority).

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