John Ramey Grave Marking

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter hosted its eighth Grave Marking Ceremony of 2015 in the Blackhawk/Lamasco area of Lyon County. Sixteen Compatriots were joined by approximately thirty descendants and friends in the ceremony honoring the Patriot John Ramey of Virginia.

Rain and wind forced the movement of the ceremony indoors. We would like to thank the people of the Lamasco Baptist Church, just down the road from the Old Dry Fork Cemetery, for opening the doors to their fellowship hall and allowing us to hold our ceremony in their facility. Descendant Gary Thompson brought the Biographical Salute. The chapter also administered the oath and pinned Rosettes on four new Compatriots … Robert, Miles, Ryon, and L.J. Ward … descendants of Squire Boone. The weather broke just a bit at the end of the ceremony and all of the attendees were able to go outside and enjoy the three-shot flintlock salute by the Col. Stephen Trigg riflemen and musketeers.

The attendees were also very generous to the chapter, donation $168 in the “offering basket” toward the chapter’s travel trailer fundraiser.

Ramey Collage

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