Archive for Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter

Classrooms Far and Away!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Elementary Poster Contest, School Presentation, Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 30, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Chapter President Geoff Baggett took the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter’s message on the road on Friday during a family trip to Memphis, Tennessee.  He accompanied his wife and daughter on a quick trip to visit family.  While there, he took the opportunity to visit the classroom of his wife’s sister.

Christy Harrison teaches fourth grade at the Lakeland Elementary School in Lakeland, Tennessee, a suburb northeast of Memphis.  She invited Geoff to bring his “Revolutionary War in a Trunk” presentation to the six fourth grade classes at her school.

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He spent Friday afternoon making three presentations to the combined classes.  Mrs. Harrison also offered the SAR Elementary Poster Contest as an extra credit project in history.  Thirty of the 150 kids turned in posters following the 2016 Kentucky theme of Daniel Boone.  Following the three presentations, Geoff recognized each of the poster contest participant with a Certificate of Participation.

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He also recognized class poster winners in the four participating classes with the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter Student Citizenship Medal.  He decorated each medal winner and rendered a Revolutionary War salute.

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The Lakeland Elementary School Poster Contest Winner was Pierce Albrecht.  In addition to the medal and certificate, he received a $20 scholarship prize.

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Geoff also took the opportunity to thank and honor Mrs. Harrison with the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter’s Teacher’s Award for Patriotism for being an exceptional teacher, willing to bring a living history experience to her students.

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Mrs Christy Harrison & Her Brother-in-Law Geoff Baggett

Please visit this link to view a photo album from the afternoon.

 

Burt Elementary School – Clarksville, Tennessee

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Educational Presentation, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on January 28, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter “Classroom Tour” continued this morning in Clarksville, Tennessee, as Compatriots Steve Mallory and Geoff Baggett made three presentations to six 4th grade classes at the Burt Elementary School in downtown Clarksville.

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The team started the day off with a first … they appeared on a live video announcement feed that was broadcast to every class in the school.  Then, for the next three hours they spoke in two different locations, bringing a living history experience to every 4th grade student in the school!

As always, the grand finale “dress up” portion was a big hit, complete with pony-tail wig for the boy in each group.

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After all presentations were complete, Compatriots Baggett and Mallory presented the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter’s “Teacher’s Award for Patriotism” to Brookie Myers, 4th Grade Teacher at Burt Elementary, who made the arrangements to bring living history to her classes and to the school.

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Our Compatriots ended the day with a big, “Huzzah!” with the final class and received an enthusiastic invitation to return next year.

Click this link to view a photo album featuring all of the classes.

Amazing Segment on Roundabout U – Murray State University News Program

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Grave Marking, William Bonner with tags on April 30, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

 

 

Click on the image to view this incredible segment on Youtube!

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Our First Media Appearance of 2015!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Medals and Decorations, Scholarships with tags , , on January 5, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Our friends at Surfky.com, a regional online news source, have once again run a story about our chapter!  Click the photo link to see the story.

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R.J. Kem Receives the Veteran’s Appreciation Medal

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veterans Projects, Veterans Support with tags , , , on December 24, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

This past weekend Col. Stephen Trigg Compatriot Ron Drennan presented the chapter’s Veteran’s Appreciation Medal to Mr. R.J. Kem.  He is ninety years old, and a U.S. Army World War II veteran.  We are truly grateful for his service and sacrifice.

 

Compatriot Ron Drennan and Medal Recipient R.J. Kem

Compatriot Ron Drennan and Medal Recipient R.J. Kem