Archive for May, 2014

Cadiz Record Memorial Day Picture!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Newspaper / Press on May 31, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia
Picture and Caption in Last Week's Cadiz Record

Picture and Caption in Last Week’s Cadiz Record

Col. Trigg in the Lyon County Paper!

Posted in Uncategorized on May 29, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Here is a scan of last week’s awesome story from the Lyon County Herald Ledger!  Many thanks to Vickie Ramey for forwarding us a copy!

Herald Ledger Story from May 21, 2014

Herald Ledger Story from May 21, 2014

First Hurdle Cleared!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, New Member on May 29, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

We just checked the weekly Application Status Report and found that Kevin Stroud’s application was officially marked “Received” last Thursday, May 22.  That means that it “passed muster” with the state genealogist and has been moved forward to the National Office!

So, the first hurdle is cleared.  In five more weeks he should be “Compatriot Stroud!”

Incoming Member Kevin Stroud

In-process Member Kevin Stroud

Veteran’s Plaza Memorial Dedication in Eddyville, Kentucky

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Patriotic Event, Veterans on May 26, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Today at noon Lyon County dedicated their beautiful new “Veteran’s Plaza Memorial” in a community ceremony outside the Lyon County Courthouse.  Speakers included the local American Legion Commander, the county Judge Executive, and a representative from Congressman Ed Whitfield’s office.

Compatriots James Sumner and Geoff Baggett presented the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter wreath at the end of the service during the playing of “Taps.”  The local DAR chapter also presented their wreath simultaneously on the opposite side of the plaza.

Geoff Baggett and James Sumner present the chapter wreath.

Geoff Baggett and James Sumner present the chapter wreath.

Our chapter wreath in a very appropriate place.

Our chapter wreath in a very appropriate place.

Trigg Memorial Day Service

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution, Memorial Day on May 26, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Ten compatriots of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter participated in the annual Cadiz Memorial Day Service, hosted by the James Thomas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  The local VFW and American Legion Chapters assisted in the program.

The ceremony honored all of the men of Trigg County who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the cause of freedom in various wars and conflicts since World War I.  Indeed, the names of each veteran who died in combat was read at the ceremony.

Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter President Geoff Baggett served as the keynote speaker.

Compatriots pose after the festivities.

Compatriots pose after the festivities.

Chapter Pres. Geoff Baggett telling the story of Massachusetts Patriot Captain Isaac Davis.

Chapter Pres. Geoff Baggett telling the story of Massachusetts Patriot Captain Isaac Davis.

Field of Flags Sponsorship Form

Posted in American Legion, Field of Flags, Flag Day on May 25, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter is partnering with the American Legion Post #74 to secure sponsorships for flags to decorate the Cadiz “Field of Flags.”  Placement will officially begin on Flag Day, June 14.

Anyone can sponsor a flag in honor or in memory of a veteran in their life.  To sponsor a flag, simply print and fill out the sponsorship form below.  You can give this form to any SAR member, or you may contact American Legion commander Chuck Rockhold.

Please sponsor a flag, and plan to take part in the Field of Flags in June!

Field of Flags Form

Field of Flags Form

 

Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter Represented at its First National Event!

Posted in Uncategorized on May 25, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Chapter President Geoff Baggett represented the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter this weekend at the Vincennes Rendezvous and the George Rogers Clark Memorial Service in Vincennes, Indiana.  Accompanied by his wife, Kim, Baggett presented a wreath at the Clark ceremony.  He also enjoyed the entire weekend at the Rendezvous, taking in an amazing array of battle re-enactments, authentic period costumes and entertainment, and colonial sutlers and shops.

Since this is a National “Color Guard” Event for SAR, the chapter earned its first “official” flag streamer for participating (see below).

Placing the Chapter Wreath

Placing the Chapter Wreath

The entire group of participants at the George Rogers Clark Memorial Service.

The entire group of participants at the George Rogers Clark Memorial Service.

Our First Chapter Streamer!

Our First Chapter Streamer!