George Washington Monument Dedicated

On Monday, February 17, at 11:00 A.M., Compatriots from the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in Cadiz, Kentucky, braved the wind, rain, and cold temperatures to dedicate a new monument on the campus of the Trigg County Elementary/Intermediate Schools. The chapter planted a cherry tree and placed a granite marker in honor of George Washington’s Birthday.

Close-up of the Monument

Close-up of the Monument

Joining the chapter Compatriots were several ladies from the James Thomas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, as well as several students and staff from the Trigg County Intermeediate School. Chapter president Geoff Baggett gave a brief historical presentation to help those in attendance understand the significance of the cherry tree and its historical association with George Washington. Compatriot Steve Mallory presented a patriotic wreath at the memorial. After the dedication, participants posed for photographs.

Compatriots at the Monument (l to r - Geoff Baggett, Billy Redd, Steve Mallory, Jerry Burlingame, James Sumner, Ken Oakley)

Compatriots at the Monument (l to r – Geoff Baggett, Billy Redd, Steve Mallory, Jerry Burlingame, James Sumner, Ken Oakley)

Compatriots are joined by students and staff of Trigg County Intermediate School.

Compatriots are joined by students and staff of Trigg County Intermediate School.

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