Archive for November, 2016

Living History at Lone Oak Middle

Posted in Uncategorized on November 17, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Chapter President Geoff Baggett spent the day on Tuesday with the 8th graders of the Lone Oak Middle School in Paducah.  He presented his Revolutionary War in a Trunk program six times to ten total classes, reaching almost 250 students with instruction on the Revolutionary War in a single day.

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Baggett’s presentations, sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council, were the culmination of the 8th grade Social Studies unit on the Revolutionary War.  In addition, the reading department at Lone Oak Middle purchased 120 copies (three class sets) of his youth book, Little Hornet, and incorporated the book and its companion study guide into their reading curriculum this fall.  All 250 students are currently reading and studying the Revolutionary War novel in their Reading classes.  The students seemed to enjoy meeting the actual author of their current study book.

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For info on bringing a presentation to your school, email Geoff or contact the Kentucky Humanities Council.

 

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Veteran’s Day in Tennessee!

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

Three Compatriots from the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter traveled southward on Friday to join the Tennessee State Color Guard in marking two Patriot graves in the Antioch community.  Geoff Baggett, Steve Mallory, and Bob Sholly represented the Kentucky Society at the back-to-back events.

The first ceremony was in honor of Pvt. Isaac Johnson of the North Carolina Continental Line.  Geoff played the regimental drum for the color guard and presented a wreath from the Kentucky Society.  Steve and Bob presented the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter wreath and fired in the gun salute.15000844_10153997665286156_3333407350815068688_o.jpg

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The second ceremony, held in a small, private cemetery in the heart of a bustling business district, was in honor of Edward Collinsworth of the 1st Virginia Regiment.  Once again, Geoff played the regimental drum for the color guard and presented a wreath from the Kentucky Society.  Steve and Bob presented the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter wreath and fired in the gun salute.

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