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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

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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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Event Announcement!

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

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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.

Cherry Tree Monument Proof Received

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, George Washington, George Washington's Birthday on February 4, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Today we received, for approval, the proof for our monument stone for the George Washington’s Birthday event.  The stone will be a 10×10 inch granite marker, four inches thick.  We will be making an announcement in local media next week about the event on Monday, February 17.  We are currently in discussions with local officials to find an appropriate location, and should have an announcement within a few days.

Meanwhile, here is is the proof.  Imagine it it shiny, dark gray granite with black lettering.

SAR Cherry TreeThe placement of this permanent monument also qualifies our chapter for a presidential streamer for our chapter flag, since this is one of the President General’s Initiatives for 2014.  The George Washington Portrait qualifies us for yet another streamer!

The cost of this granite monument is only $100.  If you would like to contribute to this expense, simply make your check payable to “Col. Stephen Trigg SAR.”

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.

Free e-Book – “The Wisdom of George Washington” by Bill Bailey

Posted in George Washington with tags on January 8, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Federalist Papers project is providing a free copy of this book:

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It is available in formats for your Kindle, of as an Adobe PDF.  Click here to find the links.

We will try to make other free works from the Federalist Papers available here as they are released.