THE COLONEL GEORGE WALLER CHAPTER PARTICIPATED IN A DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION SPONORED GRAVE MARKER DEDICATION
On April 23, the Patrick Henry Chapter, DAR organized and sponsored a ceremony to honor William McAlexander for his patriotic service during the American Revolution. Along with the Patrick Henry DAR Chapter, compatriots of the Colonel George Waller Chapter were invited to participate with members of several DAR chapters which included the Colonel Abram Penn Chapter, the Floyd Courthouse Chapter, and the General Joseph Martin Chapter. Scouts from Troop 69 from the Blue Ridge Mountain Council and descendants of McAlexander also participated in the dedication ceremony.
The location of the event was along Rock Castle Creek in the Griffith Valley near Woolwine in Patrick County. In addition to the DAR marker, descendants of McAlexaner provided a new grave stone copied from the original which had been damaged and a new modern stone which provided more information about the patriot and his family.