I would like to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to the Sons of the American Revolution, Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter of Cadiz for the Patriot’s Day celebration and grave marking event of my ancestor Miles Hollowell that took place on Saturday, April 19th. Special thanks to Geoff Baggett, president of SAR Trigg Chapter for of all of his research, planning and special attention to detail that went into making this event a perfect day and celebration commemorating my grgrgrgr grandfather, a Patriot who fought for our freedom during the Revolutionary War. Miles Hollowell settled in the Bethesda community of Trigg County in the eary 1800’s with his wife and family and was buried in the Larkins cemetery on P’Poole Road. His grave was marked with the typical tall and thin granite stone with fading inscriptions. Now, thanks to the efforts of the SAR, Miles’ grave has a beautiful new marble marker to recognize his military service. It was an honor to have John Dean Minton, Jr. in our presence to deliver the biographical tribute. Mr. Minton is also a descendant of Miles Hollowell. The floral tributes with the several red, white and blue wreathes were very impressive, one being presented by the DAR. The flags held special meaning as well to include the actual flag from the Guilford battle. Seeing and hearing the muskets loaded and fired gave me chills and a sense of the intensity of our fore fathers in battle. I will hold the precious memory of this event close to my heart forever and will look at Patriot’s Day in a new light as “a shot that was heard around the world.” Thanks to all who participated and came out for this memorable and meaningful event.
Anita Larkins McDonald, Cadiz