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!

Two Mentions in the Cadiz Record Today!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Newspaper / Press on May 21, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

That’s another 100 points in the SAR Americanism Contest for the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter!

Here are screen shots of the two stories and photos.  The first is a promo for Monday’s Memorial Day service, with a picture of our very own James Sumner at the veteran’s memorial!

Memorial Day Program Story

Memorial Day Program Story

 

The second was a photo and caption from the EMS Commendation Medal presentation to Trigg County EMT Frank Boone!

Photo and caption from Frank Boone presentation.

Photo and caption from Frank Boone presentation.

Third Law Enforcement Medal Presented Today!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Law Enforcement Commendation Medal on May 20, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

This evening compatriots of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter presented their third Law Enforcement Commendation Medal of 2014.  The recipient was Randle G. Cruse.

Randle G. Cruse

Randle G. Cruse

Mr Cruse entered the service of the Kentucky State Police in July 1971, serving in Kenton County, Mayfield, and later Trigg County. He primarily served in Trigg County until his retirement in 1994, retiring at the rank of Senior Trooper. He also served as his post Hostage Negotiator and in Accident Reconstruction.  He was recommended by Compatriot Ken Oakley who knew him in law enforcement when Mr. Oakley served ad sheriff of Trigg County.

After his retirement, Mr. Cruse became a licensed Land Surveyor. He continues to operate his own business and serve the community in the elected office of Trigg County Surveyor.

Mr. Cruse is also a veteran of the United States Army, having served from 1969-1971.  The chapter also presented him with a Veteran’s Appreciation Certificate and Challenge Medal in gratitude for his military service.

Chapter president Geoff Baggett also revealed some surprises in Mr. Cruse’s genealogy and told him about two confirmed patriots in his family tree, one a Colonel in the Washington County, Maryland, militia!  The chapter enthusiastically encouraged him to consider becoming a member of the SAR.

Mr. Randle G. Cruse with family members and Col Stephen Trigg compatriots.

Mr. Randle G. Cruse with family members and Col Stephen Trigg compatriots.

Second EMS Commendation Medal Awarded

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, EMS Commendation Medal, Veterans, Veterans Support on May 20, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Three Compatriots from the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter presented the chapter’s second EMS Commendation Medal in a surprise ceremony at the Trigg County Hospital.  The SAR’s Emergency Medical Services Commendation Medal is an award authorized for the national society, state societies or local chapters to present to individuals who have served with distinction and accomplishment in the field of emergency medicine.

Today’s honoree, the chapter’s second in 2014, was Trigg County Ambulance Service EMT Frank Boone.  The ceremony was attended by all Ambulance Service Staff, hospital officials, friends and family, and Trigg County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander.

In November 1977 Frank Boone was hired as the second employee of the Trigg County Ambulance Service.  Frank has served our community for thirty-six years as an Emergency Medical Technician. He has been a backbone of the Ambulance Service is something of a permanent fixture in our community.

For the past thirty-six years Frank has passed, on a biennial basis, a comprehensive recertification program and completed courses to refresh his fundamental knowledge and lifesaving skills. He has utilized and honed those skills on every emergency run or patient transport in which he has participated. Every patient he has served can testify that Frank Boone has gone above and beyond his duty to care for the people of Trigg County.

(Left to Right) Compatriot Steve Mallory, County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander, EMT Frank Boone, In-Process Compatriot Kevin Stroud, Chapter President Geoff Baggett

(Left to Right) Compatriot Steve Mallory, County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander, EMT Frank Boone, In-Process Compatriot Kevin Stroud, Chapter President Geoff Baggett

The chapter also presented Frank a Veteran’s Appreciation Certificate and Medal in honor of his military service.  He served as a radioman in the United States Navy aboard a river patrol boat in Vietnam before he began his EMT career.

Here is a link to the story on WKDZradio.com.