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Friday, May 18, 2012

Revolutionary War Monument Ground Breaking

Hopkinsville, KY... TSGS President Don Counts and Vice-President John G. West attended the ground breaking ceremony yesterday evening (17 May 2012) in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West (one of four state veteran's cemeteries). [Click on photos to get a larger image]
[photo at entrance to cemetery]
The monument is being erected in honor of the Revolutionary War Soldiers and Patriots that lived or were buried in Christian County, KY.
[East side of monument]
The 9-foot tall monument will be officially dedicated on 04 July 2012 featuring 71 men recognized for providing us an independent nation.  It is being erected by the John Manire SAR Chapter of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR).
[List of the 71 men to be recognized]
Counts and West are active members of the Ohio Valley SAR Chapter of the Indiana Society of NSSAR, having each served as Chapter Presidents and both are currently serving as State Officers of the Indiana Society of NSSAR.  For John West this was an exceptionally special occasion as his ancestor Thomas West, Jr. is one of the 71 men being honored. 
[NSSAR President General David Sympson presented the  Keynote Speech]
The Keynote Speech was delivered by NSSAR President General David Sympson.  A few of the other distinguished guests included John Manire SAR Chapter President Robert L. Fears (Master of Ceremonies) and one of my cousins genealogist Tommy Henderson of the same chapter.
[Charles A. Henderson]
The 3-member committee for the Memorial & Ground Breaking were Charles A. Henderson (Civilian Aide to the U.S. Secretary of the Army), William Turner (Historian, Publisher) and Judge James G. Adams.
[William Turner]
[Judge James G. Adams]
- Photos taken by JGWest and article compiled by JGWest

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