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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).

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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.

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George Washington’s Birthday Display at John L. Street Library

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, George Washington, George Washington Portrait, George Washington's Birthday on February 11, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter has partnered with Pam Metts at the John L. Street Library to place a special display in honor of George Washington’s Birthday.  It is an excellent opportunity to partially “correct the record” on the real name of the holiday.  In case you didn’t know … according to the Federal record … the third Monday of February is officially known as “George Washington’s Birthday.”  NOT the popularly celebrated “President’s Day.”  The name has never been changed by Congress.

So join us this year in celebrating the true holiday honoring our first Commanding General and Commander in Chief!

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George Washington Birthday Celebration

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, George Washington Portrait, George Washington's Birthday on February 22, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Today the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter honored the memory of George Washington on his birthday.  Despite having received a foot of snow and sleet during the week, the roads cleared just enough for Compatriots and citizens to gather in the warmth and comfort of the beautiful Trigg County Senior Center at 3:00 this afternoon.

Attendees enjoyed a display of flags, including a beautiful reproduction of the George Washington Headquarters flag, paintings of George Washington, and a cocked hat and sword display.

The George Washington Display

The George Washington Display

The chapter honored the host, Cissy Lawrence, administrator of the center, with several items.  They presented her with a Certificate of Appreciation for her cooperation in making the event possible, a Certificate of Appreciation for display at the Senior Center, and a beautiful collector’s lithograph of Arnold Friberg’s classic painting, The Prayer at Valley Forge.  The chapter purchased this beautiful framed lithograph from Friberg’s Fine Art, the estate of Arnold Friberg, and it came with a Certificate of Authenticity.  Mrs. Lawrence will place the painting on display in the Senior Center.

Cissy Lawrence Receives the Friberg Painting

Cissy Lawrence Receives the Friberg Painting

Chapter President Geoff Baggett shared a story and a speech by George Washington given in 1783 in response to a potential military coup by his officers because of the inability of Congress to meet its financial obligations to the officers for their service in the war.

After the speech, Compatriots rendered a salute to the likeness of George Washington, then four shooters stepped outside and fired their weapons over the snowy landscape in a black-powder military salute to General Washington.

The Military Salute

The Military Salute

Following the ceremony, attendees enjoyed a reception featuring traditional cherry desserts and recipes.

Click here to view a photo album from the event.

Colonel Trigg in the Record Today!

Posted in George Washington Portrait, Newspaper / Press on February 26, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Cadiz Record ran a story about our Washington portrait presentation.  Here is a picture … for your viewing and reading enjoyment (click to enlarge).

Cadiz Record Story - 26 Feb 2014

Cadiz Record Story – 26 Feb 2014

From the TCIS Facebook Page …

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Educational Presentation, George Washington Portrait, George Washington's Birthday on February 25, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Here is a screen capture with a picture collage and a very sweet note from the Trigg County Intermediate School.  They posted it on their Facebook page.  You can “like” their page here.

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George Washington Portrait Presented

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, George Washington, George Washington Portrait, George Washington's Birthday on February 19, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Today five Compatriots visited the Trigg County Intermediate School to present a framed canvas portrait of George Washington to school Principal Brian Futrell.  This portrait, made available by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, was purchased by the chapter specifically for placement in this school.  Mr. Futrell plans to hang it in the main hallway of the school near the offices.

In addition to the portrait, compatriots also presented Mr. Futrell with a teaching resource kit, a flag flown over Mount Vernon, and a Certificate of Appreciation for his willingness to work with the chapter in resourcing education about the Revolutionary War.

Steve Mallory, Billy redd, Geoff Baggett, Principal Brian Futrell, Ken Oakley, and James SUmner

Steve Mallory, Billy Redd, Geoff Baggett, Principal Brian Futrell, Ken Oakley, and James Sumner

For more photos, visit the album on our Facebook page, or the photos on the TCIS page.

Date Change For George Washington Portrait Presentation

Posted in George Washington, George Washington Portrait, George Washington's Birthday on January 24, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Presentation Date:  Wednesday, February 19
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Trigg County Intermediate School

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Due to a scheduling conflict, we will be making the George Washington Portrait Presentation on Wednesday instead of Friday.  All compatriots should adjust their calendars accordingly.