Archive for February, 2017

Honoring George Washington

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, George Washington, George Washington's Birthday on February 22, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Kentucky Society Sons of the American Revolution held a brief but meaningful event on Wednesday, February 22, to mark the 285th anniversary of President George Washington’s Birthday.  Compatriots from the Cadiz chapter gathered at the John L. Street Library to present a book about George Washington to Library Director Pam Metts.  The book that the chapter gifted to the library was Jim Murphy’s, The Crossing, which tells the amazing story of Washington’s Army crossing the Delaware River for its attack on the Hessian mercenaries in Princeton, New Jersey, on Christmas Day in 1776.

This is the second year that Mrs. Metts has generously allowed the chapter to place a “George Washington’s Birthday” display at the library during the month of February.  It is also the second year that the chapter has donated a volume to the library, thus establishing an ongoing partnership for historical education.


(left to right) Mark Lacy, Bob Sholly, Jack Dawson, Library Director Pam Metts, Chapter President Steve Mallory, Jim Johnson, Geoff Baggett

Speaker’s Bureau at Trigg County Intermediate School!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 17, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Four Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter Compatriots joined forces today to bring Speaker’s Bureau presentations to all four of Mr. Kendell Finley’s 5th grade Social Studies classes at Trigg County Intermediate.  In all, the men spoke to almost one hundred students.  They presented four hour-long programs that covered a vast range of Colonial period topics, including food, weapons, and a soldier’s equipment.   The “Grand Finale” in each class was dressing up two students in militia attire.

The students seemed to have a fantastic time.


(Back Row) – Compatriots Mark Lacy, Geoff Baggett, Bob Sholly, and Jim Johnson

George Washington’s Birthday Display In Place!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 16, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter President Steve Mallory and new chapter member Jim Johnson visited the John L. Street Library in Cadiz today to set up the chapter’s annual “George Washington’s Birthday” display.  The simple display is part of the chapter’s effort to educate the public about the real nature of the National Holiday known as George Washington’s Birthday.

Though the legal holiday remains on the record as George Washington’s Birthday, annual acknowledgement has been culturally “morphed” into a holiday amalgam that highlights George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and is now casually referred to as “President’s Day.  The holiday is celebrated annually on the Monday closest to February 22, which is the actual date of our Founding President’s birthday (February 22, 1732).

We humbly encourage you to stop by and check out the display and grab one of the informational flyers.


Compatriots Jim Johnson (left) and Steve Mallory (right)

Baggett Represents Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter and Kentucky State Society at Georgia Events

Posted in Uncategorized on February 12, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Compatriot Geoff Baggett, Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter Past-President and current Vice-President/Chaplain of the Kentucky Society, made a long journey with his wife, Kim, to Wilkes County, Georgia, over the weekend.  The location is the former home of one of his Patriot ancestors, Robert Hammock, and the setting of his novel, Partisans and Refugees.  The weekend was part of a whirlwind book marketing tour.  He timed the visit to coincide with two important SAR events.  While there he represented both the chapter and Kentucky Society at two incredible events in northeast Georgia.

On Friday, February 10, he was honored to represent at the grave marking of General Elijah Clarke, infamous Revolutionary War officer in Georgia and “Hero of the Hornet’s Nest.”  Baggett and his wife, Kimberly, took part in the historical interpretation at the historic site during the morning and then attended the grave marking in the afternoon.

Baggett wore his chaplain’s “uniform” proudly carried the Kentucky flag in the color guard and presented the Kentucky wreath on behalf of the chapter and state.  He was given a surprise honor during the ceremony.  Since there were no descendants of the Patriot present, the Master of Ceremonies invited descendants of Patriots who served with Elijah Clarke to come forward and uncover the grave marker.  Baggett, whose ancestor Robert Hammock fought alongside Elijah Clarke, joined two other Compatriots in this honor.





On Saturday, February 11, Geoff and Kim attended Revolutionary War days in Washington, Georgia.  They manned a book booth on the city square during the morning hours.  In the afternoon they attended the Battle of Kettle Creek Commemoration, a National SAR Color Guard Event.  Once again, Geoff carried the Kentucky flag in the color guard and presented a wreath on behalf of the chapter and state society.




Brochure Winner Announced!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 7, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter is pleased to announce its chapter winner in our first-ever Middle School Brochure Contest.  That winner is Bailey Pritchett of North Marshall Middle School.  Miss Pritchett was one of ten students in the Kentucky Junior Historical Society group at the school who submitted entries for the contest.

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Compatriots Steve Mallory and Geoff Baggett visited NMMS on Tuesday afternoon to present Certificates of Participation to all ten students.  They also awarded Miss Pritchett a $100 cash award, the chapter’s Citizenship Medal, and two of Geoff Baggett’s books.  After the presentation they snapped a photo of the entire group.

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Below are photos of the winning brochure.