Archive for the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter Category

Runner-Up Kentucky Poster Contest

Posted in Americanism Poster Contest, Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter on March 28, 2019 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Chapter President Bob Sholly and Vice-President Jim Johnson visited Southwest Elementary near Murray, Kentucky, today to recognize a very special young man.

5th-grader Tommy Gomez received his second place award in the state-wide Elementary Poster Contest.  In addition to a certificate from the Kentucky Society, he also received a monetary award of $100.

imagejpeg_0

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter is proud of its four-year partnership with the Southwest Elementary.  Skylar Nunley is the new 5th grade Social Studies teacher.  He continued the cooperative effort begun by former teacher Andy Davenport.

Advertisements

George Washington’s Birthday

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, George Washington, George Washington Portrait, George Washington's Birthday on February 22, 2019 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Compatriots of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter held their annual George Washington’s Birthday commemoration today.  They presented Pam Metts, Director of the John L. Street Library in Cadiz, with yet another title for its “George Washington Library.”  This year, the chapter purchased a copy of Brian Kilmeade’s, George Washington’s Secret Six (Young Readers Adaptation).

GW Library

In addition to the annual book presentation, the chapter also enjoys a “display partnership” with the library.  Mrs. Metts allows the SAR to place a George Washington display near the library’s front entrance throughout the entire week of George Washington’s Birthday.

IMG_3418

Baggett Opens Lecture Series in Logan County

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Geoff Baggett on January 11, 2019 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

49804333_10157264558731844_3515240636523479040_n

Kentucky SAR President and Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter member Geoff Baggett helped compatriots of the Col. Benjamin Logan Chapter launch a new spring lecture series in Russellville on January 10.  Pres. Baggett shared a lecture on Western Kentucky’s only know Revolutionary War site, Fort Jefferson in Ballard County.  The event was well attended, with over sixty learners present.  Baggett provided his talk following the presentation of colors by the Col. Benjamin Logan Color Guard.  Afterwards he sold and signed copies of is Rev War period novels and books.

baggett lec

A Token of Our Appreciation

Posted in 2018 "Lost Patriots" Headstone Monument Dedication Ceremony, Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter on March 21, 2018 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter President Steve Mallory made a trip to Princeton, Kentucky, today to offer the heartfelt thanks of the chapter to Luke Carneyhan of West Kentucky Memorials.  Luke and his crew produced the granite headstones for our “Lost Patriots” monument that we dedicated last weekend.  In addition, he donated one stone … the dedication stone … free of charge.  It was a generous gift, indeed.  In return, Steve presented a Certificate of Appreciation.

Luke and his company have been producing SAR Patriot stones for the chapter for several years now.  Their work is superb, and they are truly great supporters of our chapter.

IMG_0566 copy

Pictured (l to r). Bruce Harper, Steve Mallory, Luke Carneyhan and Brad Moore

One Amazing Veteran!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veterans, Veterans Projects, Veterans Support on March 14, 2018 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Bernard Rubien enlisted in the U.S Army Air Corps in September, 1940.  One year later, he was stationed at one of the army’s most exotic locations … Oahu, Hawaii.  He was an enlisted man assigned to Hickam Army Airfield at Pearl Harbor.  Two months later, he was awakened from a lazy Sunday morning’s sleep by the Japanese bombing Pearl Harbor.

Thankfully, he survived that attack and went on to a stellar career in the Army Air Corps, which later became the U.S. Air Force.  He served in both World War II and the Korean War, retiring as a Lt. Colonel in 1966.

Here is an amazing photo of his service decorations, complete with a photo from his youth.

Screenshot_20180305-212947 copy

Bernard is now 99 years old, and living in California.  Today, thanks to Col. Stephen Trigg Compatriot Glenn Greenfield, he proudly received the chapter’s Veteran’s Appreciation Medal.

Just look at that smile!

image

Huzzah!  And thank you for your service, Col. Rubien!

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

DSC01517.jpg

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.

DSC01522.jpg

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.

DSC01529.jpg

 

Compatriots Attend Blue Licks

Posted in Battle of Blue Licks, Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Uncategorized on August 21, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

20934819_1458052157621389_7937069306798815030_o

Chapter Compatriots Steve Mallory and Geoff Baggett represented the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter at this year’s commemoration of the Battle of Blue Licks.  Geoff fulfilled his role as the state society Chaplain, marched in the Color Guard, and presented the chapter wreath.  Steve fired in the gun salute.  Their spouses attended the event, as well.

This is the fourth year in a row that these two men have participated in this National Color Guard Event.