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COMMUNITY

Getting Involved

Our main service project is the "Revolutionary" 4th of July Flying Pancake Breakfast, hosted by Lake Minnetonka Society of The Children of the American Revolution at the historic Wayzata Depot in Wayzata since 2005.  It has become a community favorite, and a special way to show support for our veterans and military families.

The 2019 event drew over 1,600 patrons as we honored 12 Korean and WWII veterans that were in attendance.  Over 100 veterans were honored with free breakfasts last year and nearly 1,000 have been honored since we initiated the July 4th event in Wayzata.  Additionally, each year, C.A.R. student members to select a cause to support. Last year, a check for $5,000 was presented to support military ​children through grants to ​Our Military Kids​, as well as a variety of college scholarships at Jr. ROTC participating schools in the Twin Cities.

Unfortunately, due to construction and Covid-19, the 2020 Pancake Breakfast was canceled.


But we are back for 2021!  So we look forward to seeing you on July 4, 2021, for another Revolutionary Flying Pancake celebration! 

 

WHAT WE DO

Making A Difference

TRAIN GOOD CITIZENS VIA COMMUNITY SERVICE

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Hosted since 2005 by the Lake Minnetonka Society of The Children of the American Revolution, the "Revolutionary" Flying Pancake breakfast is our biggest service project.  


The event has become a community favorite! Every July 4th, at the historic Wayzata Depot in Wayzata, this annual celebration is a special way to show support for our veterans and military families, with military salutes, historical reenactments, and flying pancakes for all.  CAR volunteers plan, organize, staff, and manage the event, including raising funds for Veterans.

We hope you join us for our annual breakfast, to celebrate our country, honor our veterans, and enjoy a fun family community event on the 4th of July!!

SUPPORT OUR VETERANS

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Our annual 4th of July celebration is a special way to show support for our veterans and military families, with military salutes, historical reenactments, and flying pancakes for all.  CAR volunteers plan, organize, staff, and manage the event, including raising funds for Veterans.The 2019 event drew over 1,600 patrons as we honored 12 Korean and WWII veterans that were in attendance (nearly 1,000 have been honored with free breakfasts since we initiated the July 4th event in Wayzata).  While the breakfast in 2020 was canceled due to Covid19, our 2021 event was a success, with over 1,200 diners! 


Each year, C.A.R. student members select a cause to support with the funds from the Breakfast.  In 2021, over $2,000 was raised to support two local veteran-focused charities, Pets for Vets MN, and The Fisher House MN. 

DEVELOP FUTURE LEADERS

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C.A.R. has something for everyone:  little kids, big kids, and adults too...

  • Offers state, regional, and national gatherings to meet new people from coast to coast, many of whom become lifelong friends 

  • Teaches effective meeting conduct and parliamentary procedure 

  • Offers fun, family educational experiences 

  • Offers opportunities to learn about history while creating history 

  • Builds confidence in meeting people, public speaking, leadership, etiquette, and much more 

  • Trains good citizens by participation on the local, state, regional, and national levels 

  • Builds a resume of activities and responsibilities 

PROMOTE LOVE OF THE UNITED STATES

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We promote the love of our great nation by remembering our history, participating in the democratic process, honoring our flag, and supporting our Veterans.

C.A.R. members honor our veterans each year at the Annual Pancake Breakfast, recounting their sacrifices in speeches before the Flag raising. 


C.A.R. members have also interviewed veterans for the Library of Congress Veteran's History Project, which collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war, and appreciate the sacrifices our veteran's make for our country. 

These moments and conversations help build a strong foundation of thoughtful, informed patriotism.