Patriots’ Day Commemoration With the Ladies of the DAR

The Gen. John Caldwell Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, in Princeton hosted a gathering today of regional DAR chapters to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the founding of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  The meeting was held at the University of Kentucky Research and Education in Princeton.  Over one hundred ladies from eleven chapters throughout Western Kentucky took part in the event.

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The ladies at attention as the American Flag enters the room.

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter provided a Color Guard and led the ladies in the celebration of Patriots’ Day, remembering the beginning of Revolutionary War hostilities at Lexington and Concord 240 years ago this weekend.  Compatriot Steve Mallory and new compatriot recruit Robert Ward stood guard at the Revolutionary War “Fallen Soldier’s”  Memorial as chapter president Geoff Baggett called the roll of eleven Patriot soldiers requested by the DAR Chapters.

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The Roll Call of Patriots

As he read the name of each and shared a brief biography, a representative of the sponsoring chapter came forward with SAR escort and presented a flower at the memorial.

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Compatriot Jerry Burlingame and compatriot recruits Dickie Thomas and Jack Dawson served as escorts for the presenters and rendered a salute to honor each Patriot.

After recognizing the eleven DAR Patriots, the group honored Col. Stephen Trigg to bring a close to the service. The event was well-received by the ladies and a source of joy and pride to all involved.  it was an excellent demonstration of cooperation between the DAR and SAR.

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The Fallen Soldier Memorial – Revolutionary War Expression

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One Response to “Patriots’ Day Commemoration With the Ladies of the DAR”

  1. Donna Rodeghiero Says:

    It was a wonderful presentation today that you put on for us at the 125 celebration of the DAR. Thanks so much!

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