Archive for October, 2014

Veterans Recognized Today!

Posted in Veterans, Veterans Projects, Veterans Support on October 31, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Chapter vice-president Steve Mallory had the privilege today of recognizing two worthy veterans with our chapters “Veterans Recognition Medal” and certificate.

They are William Abramson, who served in the U.S. Army, and Patrick Simpson of the U.S. Air Force.  We are most grateful for their service!

Steve Mallory and two of our veteran heroes.

Steve Mallory and two of our veteran heroes.

Nicolas Mejia – Veteran’s Appreciation Medal Recipient

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veterans, Veterans Support with tags on October 30, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Chapter president Geoff Baggett made a special medal presentation today.  He presented the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter’s “Vetaran’s Appreciation Medal” to Mr. Nicolas Mejia.

Geoff Baggett and Nicolas Mejia

Geoff Baggett and Nicolas Mejia

Mr. Mejia, a resident of Trigg County,  is a veteran of the United States Air Force.  He served in the Strategic Air Command (SAC) during the Cold War.  After leaving the Air Force, he went to work for NASA.

Mr. Mejia comes from a Puerto Rican heritage on his father’s side.  However, on his mother’s side of the family his roots go back to colonial Virginia.  While making the presentation, Geoff showed him some genealogical research he had done on his behalf … and how he descended from a Virginia Patriot named Joseph Flippo.  He has been enthusiastically “recruited” for the SAR.

Cadiz Record Reports Knife Fundraiser Winner!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Newspaper / Press on October 29, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia
Cadiz Record Story - October 29, 2014

Cadiz Record Story – October 29, 2014

Kentucky Pioneer – October 2014

Posted in Kentucky Pioneer Newsletter on October 27, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia
October 2014 Edition - Kentucky Pioneer

October 2014 Edition – Kentucky Pioneer

“History in a Trunk” at Caldwell County Elementary

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, SAR in Schools, Speakers Bureau on October 23, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia
Our guys posing with a young "Patriot."

Our guys posing with a young “Patriot.”

Fifth Graders from Caldwell County Elementary School enjoyed an educational “Field Day” at City-County Park near Princeton on Wednesday.  The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter was invited to take part as a host of one of six educational “stations” that students rotated to throughout the morning.  All six of the fifth grade classes spent thirty minutes at each station.

Chapter president Geoff Baggett and Vice-President Steve Mallory took advantage of the opportunity to give a living history experience to the students.  They set up eight of the chapter’s flags and brought an old trunk full of historical items pertaining to life during the Revolutionary War period.  Students sniffed beeswax candles, handled parchment paper, and saw a quill pen.  One truly fun part of each class rotation was dressing up a volunteer student in period clothing, including a men’s pony-tail wig!

But the highlight for each class was Steve’s demonstration of the working of his custom-made Pennsylvania long rifle.  Since the event was held off-campus, he was able to bring the rifle, explain its function, load a powder charge, and fire it for each class.  In fact, his rifle shot was the sign that it was time for classes to move on to their next rotation.

Below are a few pictures from the six presentations.  You can see an album of all of the pictures here.

Steve explains about his rifle.

Steve explains about his rifle.

Geoff tying on a sash.

Geoff tying on a sash.

Pam Metts of Cadiz Wins Fundraiser Knife

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Ham Festival on October 23, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter held a very successful information and fundraising campaign during the Ham Festival. Throughout that weekend the chapter sold “opportunity tickets” for chances to win a custom-made hunting knife donated by artist Allen Coleman of Cerulean. The funds from the weekend were earmarked for the chapter’s Scholarship Fund for local students. The men raised an amazing total of $550 for this cause.

At the end of the Ham Festival a single ticket was drawn at random to determine the winner, and Pam Metts, Regent of the local James Thomas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, was selected.

Mrs. Metts met with the members of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter last Tuesday evening and received the beautiful knife, a leather sheath, and a hardwood display stand. In addition, the chapter granted her a Certificate of Appreciation for providing the organization with an antique table for use in their historical booth display during the Ham Festival.

Pam Metts, Regent of the James Thomas Chapter KSDAR, Receives Her New Knife

Pam Metts, Regent of the James Thomas Chapter KSDAR, Receives Her New Knife

Awesome New Addition to Our Speaker’s Bureau!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Eddie Price on October 15, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter in Cadiz, Kentucky, is pleased to announce that award-winning author and speaker Eddie Price has joined our chapter!  His application has been submitted to state, and we anticipate his acceptance by late November.  Eddie is an incredible addition to our Speaker’s Bureau, and will be, without doubt, our most active and “in demand” historical speaker.

Eddie Price, Author of "Widder's Landing"

Eddie Price, Author of “Widder’s Landing”

Mr. Price, the author of Widder’s Landing, is a native Kentuckian.  He currently lives in Hawesville, Kentucky, and has an active speaking schedule throughout the region.  He is available for public events, SAR and DAR meetings, history fairs, and festivals … any opportunity to market his wonderful book!  His book and area of current expertise is the War of 1812, but he is now working on two other novels … one a sequel to his current book, and the other a prequel that tells the story of one of his key character’s experiences in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War.

Mr. Price will be an excellent advocate for the SAR and our local chapter!

For more information about Eddie, you can visit his website, or “Like” him on Facebook.  To see if he will be speaking at an event near you, check his regularly updated speaking schedule.