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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

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.

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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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.

George Washington Monument Dedicated

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, George Washington's Birthday on February 17, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

On Monday, February 17, at 11:00 A.M., Compatriots from the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in Cadiz, Kentucky, braved the wind, rain, and cold temperatures to dedicate a new monument on the campus of the Trigg County Elementary/Intermediate Schools. The chapter planted a cherry tree and placed a granite marker in honor of George Washington’s Birthday.

Close-up of the Monument

Close-up of the Monument

Joining the chapter Compatriots were several ladies from the James Thomas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, as well as several students and staff from the Trigg County Intermeediate School. Chapter president Geoff Baggett gave a brief historical presentation to help those in attendance understand the significance of the cherry tree and its historical association with George Washington. Compatriot Steve Mallory presented a patriotic wreath at the memorial. After the dedication, participants posed for photographs.

Compatriots at the Monument (l to r - Geoff Baggett, Billy Redd, Steve Mallory, Jerry Burlingame, James Sumner, Ken Oakley)

Compatriots at the Monument (l to r – Geoff Baggett, Billy Redd, Steve Mallory, Jerry Burlingame, James Sumner, Ken Oakley)

Compatriots are joined by students and staff of Trigg County Intermediate School.

Compatriots are joined by students and staff of Trigg County Intermediate School.