Archive for January, 2014

Colonel Trigg Making News!

Posted in Newspaper / Press on January 27, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter made a “double appearance” in the news today!  We’re featured in two brief stories with photos in page A-9 of Hopkinsville’s Kentucky New Era.  Here are the two stories:

Kentucky New Era Awards Dinner Story

Kentucky New Era Awards Dinner Story

Kentucky New Era Razors Story

Kentucky New Era Razors Story

Date Change For George Washington Portrait Presentation

Posted in George Washington, George Washington Portrait, George Washington's Birthday on January 24, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Presentation Date:  Wednesday, February 19
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Trigg County Intermediate School

George Washington Portrait

Due to a scheduling conflict, we will be making the George Washington Portrait Presentation on Wednesday instead of Friday.  All compatriots should adjust their calendars accordingly.

First Annual Awards Dinner

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, KYSSAR, Medals and Decorations on January 22, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter held it’s first annual Awards Dinner at the beautiful Lake Barkley State Park Lodge on Tuesday, January 21.  The ladies of the local James Thomas Chapter of the DAR were invited, as well.  After dinner in the lodge restaurant, the group retired to a private meeting room to present awards and recognize the officers for 2014.In addition to “Certificates of Appreciation” to ladies of the DAR and “Certificates of Distinguished Service” to

Compatriots, several medals were awarded.  Compatriots Billy Redd, James Sumner, and Geoff Baggett received the SAR’s “Military Service Medal.”  Outgoing president Ken Oakley presented two of the newly authorized “Chapter Distinguished Service Medals” to Billy Redd (2012) and James Sumner (2013).

After swearing in officers for 2014, newly elected president Geoff Baggett presented outgoing president Ken Oakley with his “Past President’s Pin” and certificate and the Bronze (Chapter) “Roger Sherman Medal” for outstanding service as charter member, president, and driving force in the establishment of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter.

The highlight of the evening was an unexpected recognition by the Daughters of the American Revolution.  The local James Thomas Chapter of the DAR nominated Compatriot James Sumner to the Kentucky Society of the DAR for the state’s “Conservation Award.”  The Conservation Committee of the DAR in each state recognizes a farmer in that state each year for their, “Preservation of the Natural Resources of Our Country, Its Soils, Minerals, Forests, Waters and Wildlife.”  Mr. Sumner not only won the Kentucky DAR State Award, but he also won the National DAR Conservation Award for 2013!  Mrs. Martha Maxfield of the Cadiz James Thomas Chapter presented all three of the conservation awards, as well as a flag flown over the Capitol of the United States in honor of Compatriot James Sumner.

James Sumner Receives the Chapter Distinguished Service Medal

James Sumner Receives the Chapter Distinguished Service Medal

Billy Redd Receives the Chapter Distinguished Service Medal

Billy Redd Receives the Chapter Distinguished Service Medal

James and Marjorie Sumner Receives the Kentucky State DAR Conservation Award

James and Marjorie Sumner Receives the Kentucky State DAR Conservation Award

James Sumner Receives the National DAR Conservation Award

James Sumner Receives the National DAR Conservation Award

James Sumner Receives the Medal for the National DAR Conservation Award

James Sumner Receives the Medal for the National DAR Conservation Award

Outgoing President Ken Oakley "Passes the Gavel" to Incoming President Geoff Baggett

Outgoing President Ken Oakley “Passes the Gavel” to Incoming President Geoff Baggett

2014 Officers: (l to r) Treasurer James Sumner, President Geoff Baggett, Chaplain Billy Redd, Vice-President Tony Ramey, Registrar Steve Mallory, Historian Bobby Skinner

2014 Officers: (l to r) Treasurer James Sumner, President Geoff Baggett, Chaplain Billy Redd, Vice-President Tony Ramey, Registrar Steve Mallory, Historian Bobby Skinner

Ken Oakley Receives the Bronze (Chapter) Roger Sherman Medal

Ken Oakley Receives the Bronze (Chapter) Roger Sherman Medal

Compatriots Visit Western Kentucky Veteran’s Center

Posted in Veterans, Veterans Projects, Veterans Support, Western Kentucky Veteran's Center on January 15, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Compatriots from the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter visited the Joseph “Eddie” Ballard Western Kentucky Veteran’s Center in Hanson, Kentucky.  The visit was the culmination of an ongoing project to provide electric razors for the residents.

Since so many of the long-term residents are on anticoagulant therapy for various heart-related illnesses, regular razors are much too dangerous for their everyday use.  A simple nick while shaving can quickly turn into a major bleeding episode.  Electric razors provide a safe and efficient solution for these high-risk patients.  These compatriots delivered eight high-quality rotary razors to the staff Social Worker to distribute as she has need.  They also delivered several music CD’s from the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s for the music library.  The group took time to visit with a few patients, including one who was a life-long resident of Trigg County.

Compatriots Billy Redd (left), Geoff Baggett (back) andJames Sumner (right) visit with a Korean War veteran and resident of the W. KY Veteran's Center.

Compatriots Billy Redd (left), Geoff Baggett (back) andJames Sumner (right) visit with a Korean War veteran and resident of the W. KY Veteran’s Center.

HCA Hopkinsville Event a Success!

Posted in Color Guard, Educational Presentation, Revolutionary War Uniform, South Carolina Militia, Speakers Bureau, Uniform on January 13, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Compatriots from the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter visited Heritage Christian Academy in Hopkinsville today to visit with Ms. Tammy Hayes’ fourth grade history classes.  They were invited to bring an educational/historical program for the two classes, as well as present awards for participation in the Youth Poster Contest.  Thirty 4th Grade HCA students participated in the 2013-14 contest, with the theme of, “Francis Marion: The Swamp Fox.”

Two class winners received the “Outstanding Citizenship Award” and a copy of a book about Francis Marion.

Below are photos from the experience.

Compatriot Geoff Baggett presents a program on "Colonia Militia in the Revolutionary War" while in uniform.

Compatriot Geoff Baggett presents a program on “Colonia Militia in the Revolutionary War” while in uniform.

Chapter President Ken Oakley (right) and Compatriot Geoff Baggett (left) pose with the winners from each of Ms. Hayes' classes.

Chapter President Ken Oakley (right) and Compatriot Geoff Baggett (left) pose with the winners from each of Ms. Hayes’ classes.

Ms. Tammy Hayes receives the Certificate of Appreciation from the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter

Ms. Tammy Hayes receives the Certificate of Appreciation from the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter

And here are a couple of pictures of some of the posters displayed in the hall!

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Free e-Book – “The Wisdom of George Washington” by Bill Bailey

Posted in George Washington with tags on January 8, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Federalist Papers project is providing a free copy of this book:

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It is available in formats for your Kindle, of as an Adobe PDF.  Click here to find the links.

We will try to make other free works from the Federalist Papers available here as they are released.