Wreaths Across America 2015

Approximately twenty people from the Trigg County community joined nine Compatriots of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter to celebrate the Wreaths Across America in the first-ever WAA ceremony held in Trigg County, Kentucky.

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Compatriots led the ceremony at the Lawrence Cemetery in rural Trigg County, rendering honors to the seven ceremonial wreaths, firing a flintlock rifle salute, and played taps in honor of the veterans.

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Following the ceremony, everyone present went about the task of placing wreaths on the graves pre-marked with new U.S. flags.

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Col. Stephen Trigg Compatriot Ronnie Mathis of Aurora Renders Honors at a Veteran's Grave

Col. Stephen Trigg Compatriot Ronnie Mathis of Aurora Renders Honors at a Veteran’s Grave

Thirty-five graves of veterans from World War I through the Vietnam War are located in the cemetery and marked by VA footstones or headstones.  Descendants helped identify another four veterans of the Civil War for marking.  Following the ceremony, the chapter had another fourteen wreaths available for placement.  Participants and  Compatriots took the remaining wreaths to other cemeteries and placed them on their ancestors’ graves.

Chapter President Geoff Baggett placed a single wreath and flag at the Military Memorial in East End Cemetery in Cadiz.  This monument names many of the Revolutionary War Patriots buried in Trigg County.

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Click this link to view the chapter’s photo album from the event.

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