Children of the American Revolution chapter reopens in St George, local youth invited to join

McKenzie Thomasson (right) with her children and mother, Wendy Spooner (left) Wreaths Across America ceremonial wreath laying at Tonaquint Cemetery, St. George, Utah, Dec 19, 2020 | Photo courtesy of Valerie King/Color Country Chapter, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The Jemima Johnson Chapter, Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.), is in the process of being reinstated in Southern Utah.

McKenzie Thomasson’s son, Liam, laying a remembrance wreath on a veteran grave at a Wreaths Across America event held at St George Cemetery, Utah, Dec. 19, 2020 |
Photo courtesy of Valerie King/Color Country Chapter, St George News

This St. George chapter, originally founded in 2013, went dormant a few years ago due to losses in senior leadership. McKenzie Thomasson, who recently moved to the St George area, felt a strong need to bring the chapter back to life and was recently appointed the Senior President of the Jemima Johnson Chapter.

“As a descendant of the founders of my country, I believe that my birthright brings a responsibility to carry on their work. I believe it is my duty to use my influence to create a deeper love of country, a loyal respect for our Constitution and reverence for our American Flag among the young people with whom I come in contact with,” said Thomasson as she announced the reopening of the local C.A.R. chapter to members of Color Country Chapter, her home DAR chapter. Her two children, ages 3 and 6, are in the process of becoming the newest members of the Jemima Johnson Chapter. Spreading the word and encouraging other youth to join is her primary focus at this time.

Two informational meetings will be held in the month of May. All eligible youth who are interested in learning more about the role and purpose of being a member of the National Society Children of the American Revolution are invited to attend. Admission is free.

  • Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Hampton Inn and Suites, 1250 W. SunRiver Parkway, St George, Utah
  • Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. American Legion Building, 245 N 200 W, St George, Utah

Membership eligibility

Any boy or girl under the age of twenty-two years who is lineally descended from a man or woman, who with unfailing loyalty, rendered material aid to the cause of American Independence as a soldier, sailor, civil officer, or recognized patriot from one the colonies during the American Revolution may apply for membership in the National Society of the Children of the American Revolution.

Membership objectives

  • To acquire knowledge of American History
  • To preserve and restore places of Historical importance associated with men and women who forwarded American Independence.
  • To ascertain the deeds and honor the memories of the men, women and children who rendered service to the cause of the American Revolution.
  • To promote the celebration of patriotic anniversaries.
  • To honor and cherish the Flag of the United States of America above every other flag.
  • To love, uphold and extend the principles of American liberty and patriotism.

For more information about the National Society Children of the American Revolution, visit or contact the Jemima Johnson C.A.R. senior leadership team at [email protected].

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