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!

New Era 03.30.15

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

Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter Honored With Numerous State Society Awards

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Medals and Decorations on March 21, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Chapter President Geoff Baggett and Vice-President Steve Mallory attended the Kentucky Society SAR spring meeting in Louisville today and the NSSAR National Headquarters Building.  In addition to enacting various items of state society business and installing the new officers for the year, the spring meeting is also a time when the society recognizes and awards Compatriots and chapters for service during the previous year.

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter received several awards for 2014.

  • The President’s Award – This award is granted to the Kentucky chapter that demonstrates the most complete program of activities as demonstrated in its Americanism Points.  The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter finished 2014 with 20,349 points.
  • The Colgan Norman Award – This award is granted to the chapter with the largest percentage increase in new members.  The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter grew by an amazing rate of 126% in 2014.
Steve Mallory (l) and Geoff Baggett (r) Receive the Colgan Norman Award from Outgoing President Doug Collins)

Steve Mallory (l) and Geoff Baggett (r) Receive the Colgan Norman Award from Outgoing President Doug Collins

In addition to the chapter awards, two members also received personal awards.

Steve Mallory received the Silver Roger Sherman Medal.  He was one of three Compatriots statewide honored with this award for his outstanding service to the Kentucky Society in 2014.  The state recognized that Steve has been critical in the growth and development of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter and has been a faithful participant in events throughout the Commonwealth.

Steve Mallory and Outgoing KYSSAR President Doug Collins

Steve Mallory and 2014-15  KYSSAR President Doug Collins

Geoff Baggett was awarded the following:

  • The Bluegrass Award –  This award is granted to editors of outstanding newsletters from across the Commonwealth.  “The Trigg Patriot” was recognized as one of those newsletters.
  • The Thomas J. Lyne Award – This award is granted to the Kentucky Compatriot who sponsors the most new members in the KYSSAR in the previous year.  Baggett led the state with seventeen new members sponsored.
  • The State Distinguished Service Medal – This award, authorized in 1998, is the highest Medal that can be awarded by a State Society President during each year of his term of office. It is presented to a Compatriot for distinguished service rendered to the State Society on the state level during a State Society’s President’s term of office. The Medal is presented at the State Society annual meeting at the conclusion of the President’s term of office.  A State President may present only one Medal of Distinguished Service during each year of his tenure as State Society President. A Compatriot may receive this medal only once from a State Society.
Doug Collins Presents the State Distinguished Service Medal to Col. Stephen Trigg President Geoff Baggett

Doug Collins Presents the State Distinguished Service Medal to Col. Stephen Trigg President Geoff Baggett

Front Page of the Todd County Standard!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Grave Marking on March 20, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Elkton’s Todd County Standard weekly newspaper ran a huge front-page story with color photos from this past weekend’s Beverly Stubblefield grave marking!

Here is a photo of the story:

TC Standard Story

Col. Trigg on WKDZ Radio!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 19, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

WKDZ/WHVO Radio in Cadiz has a story running on all five of its channels today and tomorrow about this past weekend’s Beverly Stubblefield Grave Marking in Todd County!  The story will air multiple times throughout the day on all of their stations.

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