Archive for March, 2015

Two Mentions in Hopkinsville’s Kentucky New Era!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Newspaper / Press on March 31, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Amazingly, the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter received a “double feature” in the Community Scrapbook section of the Kentucky New Era on Monday, March 30!  Check it out!

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Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter Honors 22 Vietnam Veterans

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veteran's Appreciation Medal, Veterans, Veterans Projects, Veterans Support, Vietnam Veterans on March 29, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

On Sunday afternoon the Compatriots of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter honored twenty-one veterans of the Vietnam War in Cadiz.  Men representing the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps received a hearty word of thanks from the chapter and from the people of Trigg County.  A group of approximately seventy local citizens came out to support the event.

The Vietnam Veterans Honored at Sunday's Event

The Vietnam Veterans Honored at Sunday’s Event

Speakers included city of Cadiz Mayor Todd King, Trigg County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander and Jeff Broadbent, Director of the Pennyroyal Veterans Center in Hopkinsville.  Vietnam veterans William Lawrence and David Smith brought a brief veteran’s perspective for the supporters in attendance. The ceremony included a flag folding, the presentation of the chapter wreath, special music, and the decoration of several of the veterans with the chapter’s Veterans Appreciation Medal.  All of the Vietnam servicemen received lapel buttons and other materials from the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary initiative.

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter Color Guard

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter Color Guard

The chapter presented the flag from the folding ceremony to the Pennyroyal Veterans Center and received a collection of almost $260 for the work of that center. The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter has enlisted as an official Commemorative Partner through the Department of Defense in the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemorative initiative.  In addition to this event, the chapter also seeks to recognize individual Vietnam War veterans with certificates and medals.

USMC Veteran Tommy Winn Receives the Veteran's Appreciation Medal from Steve Mallory

USMC Veteran Tommy Winn Receives the Veteran’s Appreciation Medal from Steve Mallory

Click this link to view the Facebook album from this event.

An Entire Page in The Times Leader – Princeton!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Newspaper / Press, Veterans, Veterans Projects, Veterans Support, Vietnam Veterans on March 28, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

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Col. Stephen Trigg in the Kentucky New Era!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veteran's Appreciation Medal, Vietnam Veterans on March 24, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

As our growth continues in Caldwell County, John Humphries has been leading the way in outreach and recognition of area veterans.  Last month he honored his friend, Mayor Danny Beavers of Princeton, with our chapter’s Veteran’s Appreciation Medal.

Here is a picture and blurb from Hopkinsville’s Kentucky New Era yesterday!

Medal Pic

Dalton Hendricks Receives Eagle Scout Scholarship

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Scholarships on March 23, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Chapter President Geoff Baggett made a quick stop this evening by the meeting of the local Boy Scouts to give 2014 chapter Eagle Scout winner Dalton Hendricks his $250 scholarship check.  The chapter raised this award by raffling a custom-made Allen Coleman knife at the 2014 Trigg County Ham Festival.  It seems that Dalton was plenty happy with the “special delivery.”

Dalton Check

Local Officials Issue Proclamations for Vietnam Veterans Day 2015

Posted in Veterans, Veterans Projects, Veterans Support, Vietnam Veterans on March 23, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

This weekend the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Sons of the American revolution (SAR) will host its first event as a Vietnam War Commemorative Partner to honor the Vietnam War veterans of Trigg County.  The ceremony will take place at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday at the Cadiz Renaissance Center.   It will include patriotic displays, SAR Compatriots in uniform, guest speakers, and the formal recognition of Vietnam War veterans present.

The public, all Vietnam War veterans and their families, and interested citizens are invited to attend.

In honor of the event, Todd King, Mayor of Cadiz, and Hollis Alexander, Trigg County Judge Executive, have issued formal Proclamations declaring Sunday, March 29, 2015, as “Vietnam War Veterans Day” in Cadiz and Trigg County.  Both will appear and speak at the event on Sunday.

Vietnam Poster

A Tennessee Grave Marking

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Grave Marking on March 22, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Four Compatriots from the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter “crossed the line” into Tennessee to take part in the grave marking of Patriot James Brigham.  The event was hosted by the Valentine Sevier and James Madison Chapters of the Tennessee Society and was a District Color Guard Event.

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Geoff Baggett and Jerry Burlingame participated in the color guard as flag bearers, carrying the flags of Kentucky and the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter.  Cody Burlingame and Steve Mallory served in the guard bearing flintlock rifles.  They were the only representatives from Kentucky at the event.

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In addition to Color Guard, all four also participated in the ceremony.  Geoff Baggett presented a wreath from the Kentucky Society, Jerry Burlingame presented the Col. Stephen Trigg wreath, and Cody Burlingame and Steve Mallory fired in the rifle salute.

Brigham Shooters