2017 Memorial Day Program in Cadiz

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Memorial Day on May 29, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

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Today the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter hosted its annual “Roll Call of Patriots” Memorial Day program at the West End Cemetery.  The program gives attendees the opportunity to recognize their Patriot ancestors by having their names read.  As each name is read, attendees place a flower at the revolutionary War “Missing Soldier” monument.

Eleven Compatriots and two Col. Stephen Trigg Ladies’ Auxiliary members took part in the program.  New member Pete Lehman of Russellville was given his oath and received his SAR membership rosette.

You can follow this link to see the story and photos on WKDZ Radio’s website.

A Memorial Day commemoration is considered a National Color Guard Event in the SAR.  Each participant received credit for participation in this even which, in turn, counts toward their earning of the Silver Color Guard Medal.  We look forward to another wonderful Memorial Day event in 2018!

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Mallory and Sholly Cross Over Into Tennessee!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Grave Marking on May 21, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter President Steve Mallory and Color Guard Commander Bob Sholly spent their afternoon today on a very worthwhile road trip into Tennessee.  They joined their fellow Compatriots at St. John’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Franklin to mark the graves of Revolutionary War Patriots John Johnston and Thomas Cox.

Both men marched in the Color Guard, presented our chapter wreath, and then fired in the black powder salute.

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Please visit this link for an interesting story on Franklinhomepage.com.  The story also includes photographs of the graves.

Veteran’s Appreciation Medal Presented

Posted in Uncategorized on May 20, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter President Steve Mallory recently presented the Veteran’s Appreciation Medal and Certificate to retired U.S. Army Captain Jimmy Jones.

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Join us in giving a huge “Huzzah!” and word of thanks to the Captain.  We are most grateful for his service to our nation.

Steve Mallory Represents Chapter at Kentucky Grave Marking

Posted in Uncategorized on April 23, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Chapter President Steve Mallory attended a recent grave marking hosted by the Gov. Isaac Shelby Chapter.  The Compatriots honored Reuben Boston, a soldier in the Virginia Continental Line.

Steve presented the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter wreath and took part in the musket / long rifle salute.

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Col. Stephen Trigg Eagle Scouts Honor the 2017 Chapter Eagle Scout Winner

Posted in Eagle Scout on April 17, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Compatriots Dr. Brad Rankin and Jim Rudd, both Eagle Scouts and residents of Paducah, made a special appearance in their home city at the meeting of Troop 2004 of the Lincoln Heritage Council, BSA, to honor the chapter’s 2017 Eagle Scout Scholarship Recipient.  Cody Tynes of Paducah is our 2017 Eagle Scout honoree.

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Eagle Scouts Jim Rudd, Cody Tynes, and Dr. Brad Rankin

Cody represented the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter in the Kentucky state competition.  He placed third in the state out of nine applicants and received a cash award of $100.  In addition, the chapter honored him with a chapter award of $100, the SAR Eagle Scout Medal, the SAR Eagle Scout Badge, and the SAR Eagle Scout Certificate.

We salute Cody Tynes, our Eagle Scout Award recipient for 2017!

WWII Veteran Honored

Posted in Veteran's Appreciation Medal, Veterans, Veterans Support, World War II Veteran, World War II Veterans on April 8, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Compatriot Ron Drennan of Owensboro recently honored a World War II veteran in his community with the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter’s Veteran’s Appreciation Medal and Certificate.  James Beller served in the United States Army.

We salute Mr. Beller, an honored citizen of our “greatest generation.”

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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