Group Photo: Pictured left to right are Fairfax Resolves members John Thomas, Dale Corey (dual member with Colonel James Woods II), Ken Bonner (dual member with Sergeant Major John Champe), Ernie Coggins (VASSAR 1st Vice President), Carl Loveland, David Huxsoll, Forrest Crain, Dave Cook, Larry McKinley and Jim Cordes
The Fairfax Resolves Chapter paid honor to the life and service of John Carlyle October 30 with ceremony marking his grave with a Fairfax Resolves Signer plaque and a Sons of the American Revolution marker. SAR and DAR chapters and District Directors participated in the ceremony, held at the cemetery of the Old Presbyterian Meeting House in Alexandria, Virginia.
The Fairfax Resolves, the namesake of the chapter, were written by George Mason at the behest of George Washington. They rejected the British Parliament's claim of supreme authority over the American colonies. When they were adopted on July 18, 1774, they were considered the most detailed, the most influential, and the most radical up to that time. The Fairfax Resolves signer markings are an initiative of the 1774 Society, which was established to educate the public about the Fairfax Resolves, mark the graves of the signers, and commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the Resolves in 2024.
During the revolutionary period, Carlyle was a member of the Fairfax County Committee and the Alexandria Town Committee. He was Justice of the Fairfax County Court from 1775 to 1779.