Archive for August, 2015

August 2015 KYSSAR Kentucky Pioneer Newsletter

Posted in Kentucky Pioneer Newsletter, KYSSAR on August 31, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Enjoy the latest edition of Kentucky’s state society newsletter from the hard-working Compatriot Charlie Scott!

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Lifting Up Our Veterans!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veteran's Appreciation Medal, Veterans, Veterans Projects, Veterans Support on August 28, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Col. Stephen Trigg compatriots Dennis Adams and Geoff Baggett made a visit to the Pennyroyal Veteran’s Center today with a three-fold purpose.

First, they dropped off over sixty DVD movies for the center’s library and ten “Playaway” digital audio books and players.  Next they honored three residents with the Veteran’s Appreciation Certificate and Gadsden Challenge Coin.  Here is a photo of Dennis with three awesome American vets!

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After the presentations the Compatriots headed outside to visit with Arthur Moton.  He is a resident of the program who moved out today into his own apartment!  He received a bed from Dennis and Geoff, courtesy of the men of Crossroads Fellowship Church in Cadiz.  They built two beds just for this purpose back earlier in the summer.  Dennis added a full set of brand new bedding and two new pillows to top of the brand new bed!

Arthur and Dennis stopped to pose for an all-smiled picture after the bed was loaded.

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Unexpected Press!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter on August 27, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

We just discovered this photo in the July 22 edition of the Paducah Sun!  Check out chapter president Geoff Baggett’s colonial dancing skills!

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Hopkinsville Police Officer Honored With Veteran’s Appreciation Medal

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veteran's Appreciation Medal, Veterans on August 21, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Col. Stephen Trigg Compatriot Glenn Greenfield recently honored his friend, Rusty Rosencrance, with the chapter’s Veteran’s Appreciation Medal and Certificate.  Rusty served in the United States Army.  Today he is a police officer with the Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Police Department.

Rusty, thank you for your service to our nation!

Veteran Rusty Rosencrance and Compatriot Glenn Greenfield

Veteran Rusty Rosencrance and Compatriot Glenn Greenfield

Ron Drennan Earns Patriot Grave Marking Medal!

Posted in Grave Marking, Medals and Decorations on August 21, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

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Compatriot Ron Drennan has become the sixth member of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter to meet the requirements of the society’s Patriot Grave Marking Medal.  Ron took part in last weekend’s commemoration of the Battle of Blue Licks, earning him credit for five markings at the site of the mass grave of the seventy-seven Kentucky militiamen who died there in 1782.  Those marked graves enabled him to achieve the necessary fifteen required for this prestigious medal.

We have received word that his application has been approved, along with that of Ken Oakley.  They will receive their medals at a public event this fall.

Congratulations, Ron!  And thank you for your service to honor our resting Patriots.

Incredible Story in the Times Leader (Princeton) Last Week!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Medals and Decorations, Newspaper / Press, NSSAR National Congress 2015 on August 18, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

We just discovered (after a tip from a Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter “fan”) that The Times Leader in Princeton, Kentucky, ran a story about the honors garnered by our chapter at the recent 2015 NSSAR Congress in Louisville.  We managed to secure a digital copy of the story to share with our readers.  Enjoy! (Please click on the image to enlarge.)

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Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter at the Battle of Blue Licks

Posted in Battle of Blue Licks, Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter on August 17, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Four Compatriots from the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter took part in the annual Central District commemoration of the Battle of Blue Licks in Eastern Kentucky.  The event honors the seventy-seven Kentuckians who died at the hands of over 300 Shawnee warriors under the command of the British on August 19, 1782.  The commemoration ceremony is held each year at the granite monument honoring the men of Blue Licks near the site of their mass grave.

Compatriots Geoff Baggett, Charles Drennan, and Steve Mallory took part in the military gun salute.

Compatriots Geoff Baggett, Charles Drennan, and Steve Mallory took part in the military gun salute.

Compatriot Eddie Price brought the keynote address for the ceremony and presented the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter wreath.

Compatriot Eddie Price brought the keynote address for the ceremony and presented the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter wreath.

In addition to receiving credit toward the SAR Silver Color Guard Medal for participation in a District/National event, all four of these men also received credit for five marked graves (due to the site being a mass grave of Patriot soldiers) toward the Patriot Grave Marking Medal.

Follow this link to see a photo album from the weekend.

College Gridiron Compatriot!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter on August 16, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Col Stephen Trigg Chapter lost a football star Compatriot to the sunny state of Florida this week.  Dallas McCloud, son of Travis McCloud, left the Bluegrass to report to football camp and begin the fall semester at the Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech).  Travis is pursuing a world-class education in engineering.  We are proud to have one of our youngest chapter members representing in such an amazing way!

A photographer from the Gannett Newspapers caught this photo of Dallas during a recent practice.

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African-American Veterans Honored at Dotson Days in Princeton

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veteran's Appreciation Medal, Veterans on August 11, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

John Humphries represented the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter at the annual celebration of Dotson Days in Princeton, Kentucky.  Dotson Days is held each year at Dotson Park, the former location of Dotson School.  This school served the black community in Princeton during the days of segregation from 1941 until 1966.  The event, held the first weekend of August each year, provides an opportunity for the local community to celebrate its history, heritage, and culture.

The focus of this years Dotson Days program was honoring veterans.  John Humphries took the opportunity to honor two very special Princeton veterans.

John presented the first Veteran’s Appreciation Medal to Geneva Gray Malone, who served in the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserve.

John Humphries and Geneva Gray Malone

John Humphries and Geneva Gray Malone

The second honoree and recipient of the Veteran’s Appreciation Medal was Atlas McGowan who served in the U.S. Army 7th Infantry Division on the front lines of the Korean War.

John Humphries and Atlas McGowan

John Humphries and Atlas McGowan

Dotson Days Newspaper

Color Guard for the Colonial Dames

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century, Color Guard with tags , on August 9, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Seven Compatriots from the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter presented the colors for the Joseph Bridger Chapter, National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century in Cadiz this afternoon.  The ladies of the Colonial Dames hosted a tea in honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of their organization.

Compatriots Dilly Anderson, Geoff Baggett, Steve Mallory, Robert Ward, Billy Redd, Glenn Greenfield, and James Sumner

Compatriots Dilly Anderson, Geoff Baggett, Steve Mallory, Robert Ward, Billy Redd, Glenn Greenfield, and James Sumner

In addition to presenting the colors, chapter President Geoff Baggett offered the invocation and brought some brief opening remarks about some of his Colonial ancestors.

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Please visit this link to see an album of photos from the event.