Archive for June, 2015

Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter Recognized Nationally!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Medals and Decorations, NSSAR National Congress 2015 on June 30, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter had an amazing evening last night at the 125th annual NSSAR Congress in Louisville.  The chapter was recognized nationally for its accomplishments in 2014.  The chapter received three prestigious awards:

  • The USS Stark Memorial Award – To the Chapter with the best record for service to veterans in the past year.  Only two awards are given nationally.  The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter received this award for chapters with less than 80 members.  Our Compatriots from the Gov. Isaac Shelby Chapter in Shelbyville, Kentucky, received the award for chapters with over 80 members.  We received a certificate and flag streamer.
  • The Liberty Bell Americanism Award – To the Chapter that presents evidence best implementing SAR resolutions and principles.  Four awards are given nationally: one for chapters with 10-49 members, one for chapters with 50-99 members, one for chapters with 100-199 members, and one for chapters with greater than 200 members.  The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter received the award for the 10-49 member class, and led the nation in Americanism service points with 20, 349, receiving a chapter certificate and flag streamer.
  • The President General’s Cup – To the chapter based upon size that presents evidence of the most complete program of activities.  Only two of these coveted awards are given in the entire nation, one for chapters with less than 80 members and one for chapters with over 80 members.  The Col. Stephen Trigg chapter received the award for chapters under 80 members, receiving the president’s certificate.
  • The Patriot Ancestor Biographies Streamer – Awarded to a chapter for submitting biographies of the Patriot ancestors of at least 80% of its members to be included in the NSSAR Patriot Graves Index.  The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter submitted biographies for 100% of its current members.  The award a streamer for the chapter flag.

Below are pictures of the awards.

National Awards National Streamers

 

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WWII Army Veteran Jack Brown Received the Veteran’s Appreciation Medal

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veteran's Appreciation Medal, Veterans, World War II Veteran on June 28, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia
Honoree Jack Brown and Compatriot John Humphries

Honoree Jack Brown and Compatriot John Humphries

Compatriot John Humphries honored Princeton veteran and fellow church-goer, Jack Brown, with the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter’s “Veteran’s Appreciation Medal.”  Jack served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He humbly thank him for his service to our nation.

Reading the Declaration of Independence – July 4 – 10:15 AM – Trigg County Justice Center Grounds

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Fourth of July on June 25, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Fourth of July JPEG

Another Grave Marking Milestone!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Grave Marking, Medals and Decorations on June 24, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Ken Oakley Grave Medal.001-001

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter is pleased to announce that Ken Oakley, Past President of the chapter, has completed the requirements for the SAR’s “Patriot Grave Marking Medal.” He is the fifth chapter Compatriot to reach eligibility for this medal. In order to qualify, a Compatriot of the SAR must participate in a tangible way in the marking of fifteen Revolutionary War Patriot graves. Ken’s first fifteen graves marked include earning credit for five Patriot graves through his participation in the Blue Licks Commemoration last August.  Over sixty men died in that battle and were interred in a mass grave on the site.  Yearly participation earns credit for five graves toward each medal earned.

Ken’s Patriot Grave Marking Medal Application has been approved by Kentucky Society President Chuck Scott and forwarded on to the National Patriot Grave Marking Committee. He will receive his medal in a special ceremony later this year.

Princeton Times-Teader Story Today!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Newspaper / Press on June 24, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

More great coverage from the newspaper in our county to the north!  Click on the image to see the story in full resolution.

Times Leader 06.24.15

Grave Marking Milestone

Posted in Grave Marking, Medals and Decorations on June 23, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Jerry GM Medal.001-001

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter is pleased to announce that Jerry Burlingame has completed the requirements for the SAR’s “Patriot Grave Marking Medal.” He is the fourth chapter Compatriot to reach eligibility for this medal. In order to qualify, a Compatriot of the SAR must participate in a tangible way in the marking of fifteen Revolutionary War Patriot graves.  Jerry has achieved this milestone in just over one year of membership in the SAR!

Jerry’s Patriot Grave Marking Medal Application has been approved by Kentucky Society President Chuck Scott and forwarded on to the National Patriot Grave Marking Committee.  He will receive his medal in a special ceremony later this year.

 

World War II Vet Receives Veteran’s Appreciation Medal

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veterans, Veterans Projects, Veterans Support, World War II Veteran on June 18, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Compatriot John Humphries has done it again!  Today he made a very special visit with Stice Goodwin, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.  He decorated Mr. Goodwin with the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter’s “Veteran’s Appreciation Medal.”

We humbly thank this man of the greatest generation for his service.

John Humphries and Stice Goodwin

John Humphries and Stice Goodwin