Archive for November, 2014

New Chapter Drum on the Way!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Color Guard on November 29, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Chapter President Geoff Baggett discovered a very reasonably priced Revolutionary War era reproduction drum in an online forum this week … and he jumped at the opportunity.  Now it’s on the way!  Incredibly, this drum has never been used in the field.  It is, basically, brand new and still in its original box.  Geoff will just need to find a period authentic strap.

This beautiful 16″ x 18″Florance Drum Company snare with Eli Brown tack pattern will soon be a part of our Color Guard events!  It might even be in before the parade next Saturday!

New Rev War Snare Drum!

New Revolutionary War Snare Drum!

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Our Picture in the Cadiz Record!

Posted in Newspaper / Press, Veterans Day on November 26, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

An unexpected appearance in the local paper!  The parade committee shared the winners from our recent Veteran’s Day Parade.  County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander picked us!  The honor came with a $50 prize for the chapter treasury.  It was great to show off our new chapter banner.  And aren’t those some good-looking junior members in the front carrying that banner!

Cadiz Record Story - 25 Nov 2014

Cadiz Record Story – 25 Nov 2014

Old Hebron Cemetery Triple Grave Marking Today!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Grave Marking on November 22, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia
Old Hebron Cemetery Color Guard

Old Hebron Cemetery Color Guard

Twenty Compatriots from four chapters in Kentucky and Tennessee took part today in the Patriot Grave Marking Ceremony for Privates John Hunt, John Harper, and David Engler in rural Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  They were joined by about seventy descendants and observers.

Here is a link to our photo album from this fantastic day!

Here is a link to more photos by student photographer Ashelyn Piper.

Be On The Lookout For These!

Posted in Grave Marking on November 20, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

If you make your way to our Grave Marking Ceremony at Old Hebron Cemetery on Saturday, be on the lookout for these beautiful signs that Steve Mallory put the finishing touches on today.

Grave Marking Ceremony Sign

Grave Marking Ceremony Sign

The first one will be at your turn from Hwy. 431 onto KY-949 East.  There will be a similar sign at the two subsequent turns that will lead you right to the cemetery.  For detailed directions and a map, please visit here.

We’ll see you Saturday!

Samuel Wilkins Grave Marking

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Grave Marking on November 16, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Vice-President Steve Mallory represented our chapter well yesterday at the chill grave marking ceremony for Pvt. Samuel Wilkins at the Little Mount Cemetery near Hodgenville, Kentucky.

Pvt. Thomas Wilkins served in the 14th Virginia Regiment of the Continental Army for three years (1776-1779). The 14th Virginia fought inmajor battles of the Revolution, Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth. The unit also spent the Winter of 1777-1778 at Valley Forge.

Steve presented the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter wreath and fired in the black powder salute.  His wife, Debbie, made the trip with him.

Compatriot Steve mallory

Compatriot Steve Mallory

Steve Firing in the Black Powder Salute

Steve Firing in the Black Powder Salute

The Kentucky SAR Color Guard

The Kentucky SAR Color Guard

Dr. Mary F. Futrell Awarded Good Citizenship Medal

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Medals and Decorations with tags on November 15, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Geoff Baggett represented the Col Stephen Trigg Chapter at the annual awards brunch of  the James Thomas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution on Saturday.

The ladies of the DAR made several awards after the delicious breakfast.  Their marquee recipient was Dr. Mary F. Futrell, who won their society’s national award for service in the field of education.  The Col. Stephen Trigg added to her awards with the chapter’s Bronze Good Citizenship Medal.

Geoff Baggett, James Thomas Chapter Regent Virginia Alexander, and Dr. Mary F. Futrell

Geoff Baggett, James Thomas Chapter Regent Virginia Alexander, and Dr. Mary F. Futrell

Posing with the medal!

Posing with the medal!

WWII Marine Honored Today!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Medals and Decorations, Veterans, Veterans Projects, Veterans Support on November 11, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Compatriot Jerry Burlingame and his wife, Sue, met a very interesting Marine at Cracker Barrel yesterday.  They found out that he served in both WWII and the Korean War, and he was out for dinner to celebrate the Marine Corps Anniversary (Nov. 10).  Jerry and Sue bought his meal, thanked him for his service, and got some information about the assisted living center where he resides.

This afternoon, after the Veteran’s Day Parade and Service, they made a special “extra trip” to that home and surprised Mr. Carlos Lynch with the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter’s “Veteran’s Appreciation Medal.”

Compatriot Jerry Burlingame Presents the Veteran's Appreciation Medal to U.S. Marine Carlos Lynch

Compatriot Jerry Burlingame Presents the Veteran’s Appreciation Medal to U.S. Marine Carlos Lynch