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Chapter Honors First Responders on 9/11

Posted in 9/11 Service, Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter on September 12, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

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Two Trigg County first responders were recognized Monday night at an annual 9-11 commemoration ceremony at the Cadiz Renaissance Stage. The two longtime public servants were presented with the Emergency Medical Service Commendation Medal on the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

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Chapter members then honored Trigg EMS Director Matt Oliver and Cadiz City Council Member Frankie Phillips with the Emergency Medical Service Commendation Medal, which is reserved those who have served with distinction and devotion in the field of emergency medical services. Both are either current or former firefighters.  They also received the keys to the city from Cadiz Mayor Todd King.

At the close of the ceremony, chapter members tolled a bell in memory of those who have served and continue to serve in our communities. The bell sounded in honor of firefighters, police officers, emergency medical personnel, elected officials and volunteers.

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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 Chapter Remembers 9/11 By Honoring Local Heroes

Posted in 9/11 Service, Medals and Decorations on September 13, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter hosted a community-wide ceremony on the fourteenth anniversary of the attack upon America on September 11, 2001, at the Trigg County Justice Center on Friday evening.

The ceremony included words of remembrance of that day, with a tribute to the 343 firefighters, sixty police officers, and eight emergency medical personnel who perished in the line of duty on that day.

The Compatriots of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter paid tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their community by honoring several local public servants.

The first honoree of the evening was a distinguished veteran of World War II.  In a surprise award, the chapter decorated him with its Veteran’s Appreciation Medal for his service in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Chapter President Geoff Baggett Salutes American Patriot Charles Gray, Veteran of World War II

Chapter President Geoff Baggett Salutes American Patriot Charles Gray, Veteran of World War II

Former mayor of Cadiz Lyn Bailey was scheduled to receive the Bronze Good Citizenship Medal, but had to defer due to personal illness.  He will receive his award at a later date.

Former Trigg County Sheriff Randy Clark was recognized for his police service in Trigg County with the beautiful Law Enforcement Commendation Medal.  Mr. Clark served as the sheriff of our county for twenty-five years, and has over thirty-five years of law enforcement experience.

Randy Clark Receives His Medal

Randy Clark Receives His Medal

The chapter also awarded three Fire Safety Commendation Medals.  The first went to Bill Schafer, who served as Fire Chief for over twenty years in a local volunteer fire department, and continues to work in fire suppression with the Kentucky Division of Forestry.

Bill Schafer Receives His Medal

Bill Schafer Receives His Medal

The second recipient of the Fire Safety Commendation Medal was Ronnie Gray, who served as a local firefighter and fire chief for over forty years.  He was selected as Kentucky Fire Chief of the Year in 2004.  He is also the son of Mr. Charles Gray, the recipient of the Veteran’s APpreciation Medal.

Ronnie Gray Receives His Medal

Ronnie Gray Receives His Medal

The final honoree of the evening was Barry Gray, a 1982 graduate of Trigg County High School.  He worked as a local brick and block layer, a volunteer for Trigg County Rescue, and a firefighter. He served alongside his brother, Ronnie, as the Assistant Fire Chief at the East Golden Pond Fire Department. On August 24, 1990, while on duty and answering a fire call, Barry Gray lost his life in service to this community.  In honor of his service, the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter honored him posthumously with the Fire Safety Commendation Medal and the Medal for Heroism.  His daughter, Kayla Gray Phillips, and grandson, Reed Matthew Phillips, received the medals in his honor.

Reed and Kayla Phillips Receive the Awards for Barry Gray

Reed and Kayla Phillips Receive the Awards for Barry Gray

Follow the presentations and a moment of silence, chapter vice-president Steve Mallory gave five tolls of an old fire engine bell in honor of our firefighters, police officers, emergency medical personnel, elected officials, and community volunteers.

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Click this link to view the Facebook photo album from the event.

Follow this link to see the coverage from WKDZ Radio.

Front Page of the Cadiz Record! 9/11 Promotional

Posted in 9/11 Service, Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Newspaper / Press on September 9, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

We awakened to front-page color photo promotional coverage of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter today!

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Kentucky New Era – Page 4 Today!

Posted in 9/11 Service, Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Grave Marking, Newspaper / Press on September 5, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

 

Awesome promotional coverage of our 9/11 weekend events!  Many thanks to Jacob Thomas of the Kentucky New Era in Hopkinsville!

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Trigg Patriots Attend 9/11 Remembrance Event

Posted in 9/11 Service, Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Woodmen of the World on September 7, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Honor Remembrance

Eight compatriots from the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter attended the annual “In Honor and Remembrance” ceremony sponsored by the local chapter of Woodmen of the World.  In addition to remembering the military and first responders who have sacrificed so much for us since September 11, 2001, the group also honored the lives of two special community servants who passed away during this past year.

Following the indoor remembrance, the group proceeded outdoors to rededicate the flagpole in front of the Trigg County Senior’s Center and install a new flag for the coming year.

Col. Stephen Trigg Compatriots presented and saluted the chapter wreath in honor of the day of remembrance.

The Compatriots Salute

The Compatriots Salute

Col. Stephen Trigg Compatriots in Attendance

Col. Stephen Trigg Compatriots in Attendance

9/11 Remembrance Service This Sunday

Posted in 9/11 Service, Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Woodmen of the World on September 3, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Woodmen of the World in Cadiz will be sponsoring it’s annual 9/11 Remembrance Service on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 at the Trigg County Senior Center.  Our chapter will be attending this ceremony, in uniform, and presenting our chapter wreath at the dedication of the new flag at the facility.

Please join us in supporting this worthwhile event!

Promotional Announcement from the Cadiz Record

Promotional Announcement from the Cadiz Record