We are the Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Iowa (Chartered September 17, 2011), an affiliated state society of the General Society of the War of 1812.
Our regular membership is made up of male persons above the age of eighteen (18) years, who are lineal descendants of those who participated in or served during the War of 1812, in the Army, Navy, Revenue Marine, or privateer service of the United States, offering proof thereof satisfactory to this Society, and who are of good moral character and reputation. Associate memberships may be granted for those who are not qualified for regular membership.
Our purpose is to educate the public and perpetuate memories of the War of 1812, to collect and secure for preservation documents relating to that period; to encourage the research and publication of historical data including memorials of patriots of that era; to cherish, maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and foster true patriotism, love of country, the same spirit of patriotism; to secure a more faithful prosecution of these ends by the promotion of good fellowship among the members of this Society.
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