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The Scottish–American Military Society (SAMS) was founded and chartered in North Carolina, April 12, 1981, as a non-profit organization with the following purpose:

“To preserve and promote Scottish and American Armed Forces customs, traditions, and  heritage”, by:

  •  Providing a forum for exchange of military history and genealogical information
  •  Conducting public education programs
  •  Presenting military student honor awards
  •  Supporting Scottish activities at Highland Games
  •  Making contributions to qualified scholarship funds or institutions
  •  Making appropriate charitable contributions
  •  Providing a fraternal atmosphere for members

SAMS Founding


The Society was founded as a veterans organization. The membership is composed primarily of veterans of Scottish ancestry who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces of the United States and the Commonwealth. If you support the purposes shown above, we would welcome your membership if you qualify. Membership is open to honorably discharged veterans or active duty or reserve military persons who have served or are serving with any branch of the United States or Commonwealth Armed Forces.

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