Constitution Week at Trigg County Intermediate School

This week the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter partnered with Principal Brian Futrell and the Trigg County Intermediate School to commemorate Constitution Week at the school.

The entire fifth grade gathered to hear a presentation from author and speaker Eddie Price on Kentuckians in the War of 1812, which was the first Constitutionally-declared war in United States History.

Author, Historian, and Speaker - Eddie Price

Author, Historian, and Speaker – Eddie Price

Following Mr. Price’s informative presentation, chapter president Geoff Baggett presented Principal Brian Futrell with a framed parchment copy of the United States Constitution.

Mr. Futrell Receives the Copy of the Constitution

Mr. Futrell Receives the Copy of the Constitution

Baggett then surprised Mr. Futrell with a very special gift.  Because of his advocacy for and partnership with the Sons of the American Revolution, and his willingness to open his campus to our organization for special events and classroom presentations, our chapter elected to decorate him with the Bronze Good Citizenship Medal.  President Baggett pinned the medal on Mr. Futrell to the deafening cheers and applause of his students.

Principal Brian Futrell Receives the Bronze Good Citizenship Medal

Principal Brian Futrell Receives the Bronze Good Citizenship Medal

But the culmination of the event was the presentation of the Pocket Constitutions.  The chapter provided a $200 Educational Grant to the school for the purchase of Pocket Constitutions for ever student, staff, and faculty member at the school.  550 people received their own personal copy of the United States Constitution and Declaration of Independence.  Teachers and staff assisted our compatriots in distributing copies to the almost 200 students gathered for the assembly.  Mr. Futrell distributed copies to the third and fourth grades through individual classrooms.

Compatriots Steve Mallory and Kevin Stroud Distributing Pocket Constitutions

Compatriots Steve Mallory and Kevin Stroud Distributing Pocket Constitutions

It was an altogether fantastic event and a most excellent commemoration of Constitution Week in one of our local schools!

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