Archive for the Veterans Projects Category

Veterans Honored at Annual Thomas-Bridges Association Meeting

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veteran's Appreciation Medal, Veterans Projects, Veterans Support on July 23, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Compatriots of the Col Stephen Trigg Chapter honored three U.S. military veterans at the annual family reunion in Cadiz.

Dr. Brad Rankin and his son, Chad, presented the Veteran’s Appreciation Medal and Certificate to World War II Veteran Gilmer Haydon Thomas.IMG_1542.PNG

Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter charter member James Sumner presented medals and certificates to his “cousins,” Korean War Navy Veteran Olen Ray Thomas and World War II Veteran James Arvin Cunningham.

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We are grateful for their selfless service to our nation.

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Vietnam War Veteran Honored

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veteran's Appreciation Medal, Veterans, Veterans Projects, Veterans Support on February 27, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Compatriot John Humphries has been busy seeking out and recognizing veterans throughout Caldwell County.  His latest honoree is Bob Burris, who served in the U.S. Air Force in the Vietnam War.  He presented Mr. Burris with the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter’s Veteran’s Appreciation Medal at church this past Sunday.

We salute John for his excellent efforts and Mr. Burris for his service to our nation!

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U.S. Army Veteran Honored

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veterans Projects, Veterans Support on February 5, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Chapter President Geoff Baggett made a quick visit to the Pennyroyal Veteran’s Center in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, today to honor to honor two resident veterans with the chapter’s Veteran’s Appreciation Certificate and the Gadsden “Don’t tread on Me” Challenge Coin.

Unfortunately, one of the guys was away for an appointment.  But Geoff did get to honor a U.S. Army Veteran, Garland Lyons.  Garland, thank you for your service to our country!

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Shopping for Veterans!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veterans Projects, Veterans Support on December 11, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

In November the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter received a sum of $500 as a “grant” from the Kentucky Society SAR for veterans’ causes.  The Pennyroyal Veteran’s Center in Hopkinsville provided a big “wish list” of items needed by the residents at their center so that we had a shopping guide for the $500 gift.

This week chapter president Geoff Baggett, accompanied by his wife, Kim, and daughter, Katie, took the cash to Wal-Mart and attacked the list!  They purchased a basket full of winter coats, gloves, winter caps, umbrellas, socks, underwear, t-shirts, and house slippers.  It was amazing how quickly $500 disappears!

The items are on display for this weekend’s annual dinner.  They will be delivered to PVC early next week,

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Beds for Vets!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veterans, Veterans Projects, Veterans Support on November 3, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

We have discovered a very important need among the veterans who complete the structured program at a nearby Veteran’s Center and prepare to move out into their own apartments.  Many of them do not have a bed to sleep on!  This essential piece of furniture can be an overwhelming expense for men who are just getting back out on their own.

So some of the men of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter have taken action to help meet this need!  We obtained a simple construction plan and materials list for a single bed.  Such a bed can suffice for someone until they save the funds to buy the bed of their choice.  We built two beds earlier in the year and delivered them to veterans in need.

This week Compatriot Glenn Greenfield, owner of a local construction company in Cadiz, managed to secure a lumber donation from a supplier in Hopkinsville to provide enough materials to build two more beds.  Today, chapter vice-president Steve Mallory cut, sanded, and assembled two more beds!

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Chapter president Geoff Baggett will deliver the beds to the veteran’s center on Thursday.

Once again … the men of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter are doing “whatever it takes” to honor and assist our military veterans!

Lifting Up Our Veterans!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veteran's Appreciation Medal, Veterans, Veterans Projects, Veterans Support on August 28, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Col. Stephen Trigg compatriots Dennis Adams and Geoff Baggett made a visit to the Pennyroyal Veteran’s Center today with a three-fold purpose.

First, they dropped off over sixty DVD movies for the center’s library and ten “Playaway” digital audio books and players.  Next they honored three residents with the Veteran’s Appreciation Certificate and Gadsden Challenge Coin.  Here is a photo of Dennis with three awesome American vets!

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After the presentations the Compatriots headed outside to visit with Arthur Moton.  He is a resident of the program who moved out today into his own apartment!  He received a bed from Dennis and Geoff, courtesy of the men of Crossroads Fellowship Church in Cadiz.  They built two beds just for this purpose back earlier in the summer.  Dennis added a full set of brand new bedding and two new pillows to top of the brand new bed!

Arthur and Dennis stopped to pose for an all-smiled picture after the bed was loaded.

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World War II Vet Receives Veteran’s Appreciation Medal

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veterans, Veterans Projects, Veterans Support, World War II Veteran on June 18, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Compatriot John Humphries has done it again!  Today he made a very special visit with Stice Goodwin, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.  He decorated Mr. Goodwin with the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter’s “Veteran’s Appreciation Medal.”

We humbly thank this man of the greatest generation for his service.

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