Archive for September, 2016

Grave Marking on Saturday!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Grave Marking, Roger Larkins on September 19, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution is pleased to announce the upcoming Patriot Grave Marking Ceremony in honor of Roger Larkins, a Revolutionary War Patriot of the North Carolina Militia. The men of the SAR are working in partnership with the descendants of Roger Larkins to honor this Patriot at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 24.

This will be a unique and unusual ceremony for our community. Roger Larkins was a long-time resident of Trigg County in the early 1800’s and even served in the “Second War of American Independence,” the War of 1812, in the Kentucky Militia. Unfortunately, the exact whereabouts of his death and burial site are unknown. Because the location of his grave has been lost to time, the family was unable to receive a grave marker from the Veteran’s Administration. But the family persevered in their quest to honor their ancestor and raised the funds on their own to provide a marker in his honor. They have chosen to place his marker in the cemetery that bears his name, the Larkins Cemetery, on P’Pool Road just a few miles north of Cadiz. Several of his children and many of his descendants are buried there.

Saturday’s Patriot Grave Marking Ceremony will feature SAR Compatriots in Revolutionary War uniforms, a multi-flag color guard, a casket flag folding ceremony, a biographical tribute to the Patriot, and a flintlock musket and rifle salute. Attendees will also receive a very special treat at this grave marking event. Compatriots from Tennessee are bringing a replica cannon from the Revolutionary War and will fire the artillery weapon as a salute to the Patriot.

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On the Front Page!

Posted in 9/11 Service, Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Law Enforcement Commendation Medal on September 14, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Col. Stephen Trigg made the front page of the Cadiz Record today with a full-color photo!  Images of the story are below …

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Col. Stephen Trigg At The Top!

Posted in Uncategorized on September 13, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

It’s ALWAYS good to see the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter leading the way in the SAR!  The 2015 Americanism and President’s Cup totals are out.  Our chapter is at the top of the list.

We were unable to receive the Liberty Bell or President General’s Cup awards this year because of status as recipients last year.  Instead, we received “Honorable Mention.”  But, suffice it to say, that 25,403 Americanism points is the highest in 2015!

Click on the image below to see all results.

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Roger Larkins Grave Marking – Sept. 24

Posted in Uncategorized on September 7, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Calling all Compatriots!

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter will be hosting a grave marking ceremony for Pvt. Roger Larkins of the North Carolina Militia on Saturday, September 24, at 2:00 PM.  The ceremony will be at the Larkins Cemetery in rural Trigg County, Kentucky.  Please use this Google Map to find your directions to the cemetery.

Roger Larkins was a Patriot of the American Revolution in North Carolina and also served, at the age of 50, in Johnson’s Kentucky Mounted Infantry in the War of 1812 … America’s Second War of Independence!

This grave marking is the culmination of months of labor and fundraising by descendants.  The exact location of Patriot Larkins’ grave is unknown and lost to time.  However, this cemetery which bears his family name is the resting place of most of his children.  Since his burial site is unknown, descendants have been unable to secure a Veteran’s Administration headstone in his name.  Over the past year Anita Larkins McDonald has worked with her many cousins to raise a total of $600 to purchase an exact replica of a VA headstone.  The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter contributed, as well, in order to have the SAR logo engraved in the stone.

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter invites all Compatriots in uniform to come and take part in our ceremony to honor Roger Larkins.  SAR and DAR chapters are invited to present their wreaths.

Contact triggpatriots@usa.com for more information.

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Eddie Price Represents in New York!

Posted in Uncategorized on September 6, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

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On September 3 and 4 Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter Compatriot Eddie Price and his wife, Mary, represented our chapter and the Kentucky Society at the Old Fort Niagra Reenactment in Youngstown, New York.

Eddie acted as a historical interpreter as he sold copies of his War of 1812 saga, Widder’s Landing.  He presented an astounding 52 historical programs over the span of two incredibly long days to tour groups that arrived by busload at the site.  Many of those tourists were internationals visiting the United States.  He presented a shortened version of his program, “Remember the Raisin,” and taught about Kentucky’s role in the War of 1812.  In keeping with his Revolutionary War roots, he stressed that the War of 1812 was, indeed, America’s “Second War of Independence.”

We are proud of Eddie and Mary for traveling such a great distance to teach about America’s amazing history!

Steve Mallory Represents in Tennessee!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Grave Marking on September 6, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

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Compatriot and Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter Vice-President Steve Mallory attended a grave marking in Tennessee Sunday afternoon.  He proudly carried the Kentucky flag in the color guard and fired in the black powder salute to honor Ensign John McMurtry in the Beech Cemetery located in Sumner County, Tennessee.

John McMurtry enlisted in 1775 in the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment of the Continental Line.  He was promoted to sergeant after the battles at White Planes and York Island.  He also fought in the battles of Trenton, Princeton, and Germantown.  He worked his way up through the ranks and later earned the rank of Ensign.  In 1779 he went to sea on a privateer , the sloop of war called the Fair American, commanded by Stephen Decatur, Sr., the father of Stephen Decatur, Jr., who earned fame during the War of 1812.

Thank you, Steve, for representing our chapter and our commonwealth!

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