Archive for May, 2015

Memorial Day 2015 – “Roll Call of Patriots”

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Color Guard, Memorial Day, Veterans on May 27, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter held a special ceremony in West Cadiz Park at 7:00 on Monday evening to honor the Patriot ancestors of chapter members, family members, and guests.  Eighteen Compatriots in uniform presented the chapter colors and took part in the ceremony.  Members honored on very special Patriot, the namesake of the chapter – Lt. Col. Stephen Trigg of the Virginia Militia on the Kentucky Frontier, who died at the Battle of Blue Licks in 1782.  In all, the names of over thirty-five Patriots were read, and descendants honored them by placing a flower at the”Missing Patriot” memorial.

Please click this image to view a photo album from the event.

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The event received excellent local press coverage.  Please visit this link (click the image) to see the radio story and hear audio clips:

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The Cadiz Record also ran a story on our event, including a front-page color photo.  Click the images below (from pages 1 and 5) to read about both the DAR and SAR events held on Monday.

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Princeton Times Leader Story – DAR 125th Anniversary

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution, Newspaper / Press on May 11, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

More great publicity for the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter!!

May 6 Times Leader Story

Rick Sheets Salutes a Patriot Colonel on His Recent Teaching Trip to Virginia

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Rick Sheets, School Presentation, Speakers Bureau on May 7, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Col Lynch

“A zealous and active Patriot of the Revolution…”

Quite an amazing statement on the tombstone of Virginia Col. Charles Lynch!

Col. Stephen Trigg “long distance” compatriot and North Carolinian  Rick Sheets took a moment this past week to tip his workman’s cap to Col. Lynch’s stone in the family graveyard at Avoca (known as Green Level in Col. Lynch’s time) in Altavista, Virgina.

Rick was at Avoca to interpret historic horn work for their Colonial School Day (named the “Jane Andrews Student Event Day”). On May 5th, Rick and the other Colonial and Revolutionary War interpreters gave seven individual presentations to the energetic and smart elementary students from the local area. To read more about Avoca, check out their website.

Rick Sheets and His Work Display at Avoca

Rick Sheets and His Work Display at Avoca

Mission Accomplished!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Grave Marking on May 5, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

It took months of work, document searching, and letter writing … mixed with frustration, haggling, and more letter writing.  But at long last, it is finished!  The VA headstone for Capt. Thomas Humphries has arrived!  Great job, Compatriot John Humphries!  You did it!

Thomas Humphries Stone

We will be installing the stone in the next couple of weeks when we complete work in the Humphries Cemetery in preparation for the Grave Marking on June 6!

Ann Uddberg Medal Presentation in the Murray Ledger & Times

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution, Medals and Decorations, Newspaper / Press on May 4, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

We received a note from Ann Uddberg today with a clipping from last week’s Murray Ledger & Times newspaper.  They ran a color picture and announcement about her receiving the SAR Medal of Appreciation for her work in organizing the William Bonner Grave Marking!

Here is a photo of the clipping …

Ann Medal Pic

May 2015 “The Trigg Patriot” Newsletter

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Trigg Patriot Newsletter on May 1, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

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