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Veterans Honored at Annual Thomas-Bridges Association Meeting

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veteran's Appreciation Medal, Veterans Projects, Veterans Support on July 23, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Compatriots of the Col Stephen Trigg Chapter honored three U.S. military veterans at the annual family reunion in Cadiz.

Dr. Brad Rankin and his son, Chad, presented the Veteran’s Appreciation Medal and Certificate to World War II Veteran Gilmer Haydon Thomas.IMG_1542.PNG

Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter charter member James Sumner presented medals and certificates to his “cousins,” Korean War Navy Veteran Olen Ray Thomas and World War II Veteran James Arvin Cunningham.

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We are grateful for their selfless service to our nation.

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Annual Reading of the Declaration!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Declaration of Independence, Independence Day, Uncategorized on July 4, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter gathered on a cloudy, rainy Independence Day in Cadiz to celebrate its annual Reading of the Declaration.  About forty citizens braved the rain to take part in the event.  Geoff Baggett read the Declaration of Independence in its entirety, just like messengers and representatives did in July and August, 1776, in cities and towns throughout the thirteen newly-formed states of the United States of America.  The attendees responded with jeers and boos at all things British, and cheers for all things patriotic.

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Before the reading, President Steve Mallory administered the oath of membership to new Compatriot Mark Lacy, formerly of Georgia.  Geoff Baggett pinned him with his rosette.19264359_1413647325395206_4638604939800980235_o.jpg

After the reading, Compatriot Chad Rankin tolled the bell thirteen times … once for each of the original thirteen states.

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Despite the rain, it was a wonderful annual event.  We look forward to clear skies and sunshine in 2018!

Patriot Balaam Ezell Grave Marking

Posted in Balaam Ezell, Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Grave Marking on June 10, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Today the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter hosted a grave marking ceremony in honor of Revolutionary War Patriot Balaam Ezell.  The Patriot served in the Virginia militia in what would later become Kentucky.  Later in life, her was a Primitive Baptist pastor in Trigg County.  He rests in the Thomas Cemetery near the community of Cerulean.

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Two Compatriots from Tennessee, along with three Colonial-clad ladies in the Col. Stephen Trigg Auxiliary, took part in the event, which included a flag folding and a musket/cannon salute.  Approximately people from the local community attended the grave marking.

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You can visit this link to view a Facebook album of the pictures from the event.

2017 Memorial Day Program in Cadiz

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Memorial Day on May 29, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

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Today the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter hosted its annual “Roll Call of Patriots” Memorial Day program at the West End Cemetery.  The program gives attendees the opportunity to recognize their Patriot ancestors by having their names read.  As each name is read, attendees place a flower at the revolutionary War “Missing Soldier” monument.

Eleven Compatriots and two Col. Stephen Trigg Ladies’ Auxiliary members took part in the program.  New member Pete Lehman of Russellville was given his oath and received his SAR membership rosette.

You can follow this link to see the story and photos on WKDZ Radio’s website.

A Memorial Day commemoration is considered a National Color Guard Event in the SAR.  Each participant received credit for participation in this even which, in turn, counts toward their earning of the Silver Color Guard Medal.  We look forward to another wonderful Memorial Day event in 2018!

Mallory and Sholly Cross Over Into Tennessee!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Grave Marking on May 21, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter President Steve Mallory and Color Guard Commander Bob Sholly spent their afternoon today on a very worthwhile road trip into Tennessee.  They joined their fellow Compatriots at St. John’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Franklin to mark the graves of Revolutionary War Patriots John Johnston and Thomas Cox.

Both men marched in the Color Guard, presented our chapter wreath, and then fired in the black powder salute.

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Please visit this link for an interesting story on Franklinhomepage.com.  The story also includes photographs of the graves.

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.

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

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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