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Compatriots Speak at Central Presbyterian in Princeton

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Speakers Bureau, Veteran's Appreciation Medal, Veterans on February 22, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Caldwell County Compatriots John Humphries and Robert Ward joined forces this past Sunday to bring a presentation on the SAR to the men of Central Presbyterian in Princeton.  The men shared about their experiences in the SAR and encouraged men to join.  And while at the breakfast they took the opportunity to recognize a very special veteran: U.S. Army Veteran Lowell Murray who served in the Vietnam War.   They honored him with the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter’s “Veteran’s Appreciation Medal.”

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Rick Sheets Salutes a Patriot Colonel on His Recent Teaching Trip to Virginia

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Rick Sheets, School Presentation, Speakers Bureau on May 7, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Col Lynch

“A zealous and active Patriot of the Revolution…”

Quite an amazing statement on the tombstone of Virginia Col. Charles Lynch!

Col. Stephen Trigg “long distance” compatriot and North Carolinian  Rick Sheets took a moment this past week to tip his workman’s cap to Col. Lynch’s stone in the family graveyard at Avoca (known as Green Level in Col. Lynch’s time) in Altavista, Virgina.

Rick was at Avoca to interpret historic horn work for their Colonial School Day (named the “Jane Andrews Student Event Day”). On May 5th, Rick and the other Colonial and Revolutionary War interpreters gave seven individual presentations to the energetic and smart elementary students from the local area. To read more about Avoca, check out their website.

Rick Sheets and His Work Display at Avoca

Rick Sheets and His Work Display at Avoca

PACHEK Presentation in Hopkinsville

Posted in Americanism Poster Contest, Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Speakers Bureau, Youth Events on March 17, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

This morning Geoff Baggett, president of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, made a Speaker’s Bureau presentation with the PACHEK group at Christ Community Church in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.  PACHEK is short for “Pennyroyal Area Christian Home Educators of Kentucky.”  The group is comprised of students from preschool through high school.

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In addition to doing the “Revolutionary War in a Trunk” presentation, Compatriot Baggett also judged the group’s entries into the chapter’s Spring Poster Contest.  The winners from each school/group from January through May will be entered into a chapter “Grand Prize” competition for a $50 cash award.

Three students submitted poster entries.  Each received a certificate of participation and a gift.

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The winner of the 2015 PACHEK poster contest was Olivia Lancaster.  She received the Bronze Citizenship Medal, a Certificate of Participation, and a $20 cash award.

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Her winning poster was in the alternate “Lexington and Concord” theme.

4 - Winning Poster**Here is a link to our photo album from the event.

Living History at Southwest Calloway Elementary – Murray, Kentucky!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Educational Presentation, Speakers Bureau on February 7, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

During the month of January Southwest Calloway Elementary social studies teacher Andy Davenport has been leading his fifth grade classes in their study of the American colonial period and the Revolutionary War. Part of that study has included a special focus upon the hero of the Northwest Theater in the war, a man with a distinct Kentucky connection, George Rogers Clark.

Partnering with the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) in Cadiz, Mr. Davenport required all seventy-four of his students to make creative posters, as a graded exercise, in the theme of George Rogers Clark. Clark is the theme of this year’s annual SAR poster contest. Classroom winners were selected from each homeroom, along with a School Champion winner.

The Southwest Elementary Champion for Spring 2015 was Laken McDaniel. She received an embossed SAR championship certificate, a Bronze Citizenship Medal, a book about George Rogers Clark, and a twenty dollar cash prize. Col. Stephen Trigg SAR Compatriots Geoff Baggett and Steve Mallory, dressed in Revolutionary War attire, made the presentation in front of her class. Her poster will be entered with the winners from other area schools in the chapter’s regional Spring Poster Contest. The three homeroom winners were Rylee McCallon, Addy Bogart, and Kynzee Gray. Each received an SAR certificate and a Bronze Citizenship Medal.

Geoff Baggett, Poster Champion Laken McDaniel, and Steve Mallory

Geoff Baggett, Poster Champion Laken McDaniel, and Steve Mallory

While visiting the school, Compatriots Baggett and Mallory presented their “Revolutionary War in a Trunk” hands-on program for all three of Mr. Davenport’s fifth grade classes. They also presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Mr. Davenport for providing his students with a creative living history experience.

Geoff Baggett, Mr. Andy Davenport, and Steve Mallory

Geoff Baggett, Mr. Andy Davenport, and Steve Mallory

Click here to see a complete photo album from the event!

Murray Times-Ledger Story Last Week

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Educational Presentation, Speakers Bureau on December 15, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

We just found out that the Times-Ledger ran a story last week about Chapter Pres. Geoff Baggett’s appearance at the Calloway North Elementary School on December 5!

Here is an image of the story:

MTL Story

Click here to view our photo album of the classroom presentations.

“History in a Trunk” at Caldwell County Elementary

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, SAR in Schools, Speakers Bureau on October 23, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia
Our guys posing with a young "Patriot."

Our guys posing with a young “Patriot.”

Fifth Graders from Caldwell County Elementary School enjoyed an educational “Field Day” at City-County Park near Princeton on Wednesday.  The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter was invited to take part as a host of one of six educational “stations” that students rotated to throughout the morning.  All six of the fifth grade classes spent thirty minutes at each station.

Chapter president Geoff Baggett and Vice-President Steve Mallory took advantage of the opportunity to give a living history experience to the students.  They set up eight of the chapter’s flags and brought an old trunk full of historical items pertaining to life during the Revolutionary War period.  Students sniffed beeswax candles, handled parchment paper, and saw a quill pen.  One truly fun part of each class rotation was dressing up a volunteer student in period clothing, including a men’s pony-tail wig!

But the highlight for each class was Steve’s demonstration of the working of his custom-made Pennsylvania long rifle.  Since the event was held off-campus, he was able to bring the rifle, explain its function, load a powder charge, and fire it for each class.  In fact, his rifle shot was the sign that it was time for classes to move on to their next rotation.

Below are a few pictures from the six presentations.  You can see an album of all of the pictures here.

Steve explains about his rifle.

Steve explains about his rifle.

Geoff tying on a sash.

Geoff tying on a sash.

Speaking Apearance with PACHEK in Hopkinsville

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Educational Presentation, Speakers Bureau on March 18, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

This morning Compatriot Geoff Baggett spoke to the Pennyroyal Area Christian Homeschool Educators of Kentucky (PACKEK).  This is a network comprised of approximately fifty families from throughout the Pennyrile area who gather monthly for programs and activities.  The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter provided today’s program.

In addition to telling about SAR and various aspects of Revolutionary War History, Compatriot Baggett distributed 19 copies of the educational CD’s and gave out several promotional packets for the poster, brochure, and essay contests!  We hope that several local homeschool students will have entries in 2014!

After the program, Compatriot Baggett posed for pictures with kids and the moms orchestrated a large group photo with kids of all ages!

The PACHEK kids with Compatriot Baggett and a beautiful Betsy Ross flag.

The PACHEK kids with Compatriot Baggett and a beautiful Betsy Ross flag.