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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!

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Declaration of Independence Photo Album

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Declaration of Independence, Fourth of July on July 6, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

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Independence Day Press Coverage of Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Declaration of Independence, Fourth of July, Independence Day, Newspaper / Press on July 6, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Here is the incredible story from today’s Kentucky New Era, the newspaper of Hopkinsville, Kentucky.  Click on New Era Story p1

New Era Story p2the images to enlarge and enjoy!

 

Cadiz Record Promo of Our 4th of July Event!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Declaration of Independence, Fourth of July, Independence Day on June 25, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

They ran it a bit early, but the Cadiz Record placed a promotional piece about our Declaration of Independence reading in the paper this week!  Let’s hope that LOTS of people set aside the time and respond.  Here’s a screen capture of the piece (click the image to enlarge to full size):

Independence Day Promotional - The Cadiz Record 06/25/14

Independence Day Promotional – The Cadiz Record 06/25/14