On Sunday, 12 December at the Mt. Vernon Inn. Jeff Thomas, VASSAR President, spoke on the 1774 Society and its plans to mark the graves of the signers of the Fairfax Resolves. The first event will mark the grave of Rev. Townsend Dade, Jr at the Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD. The event scheduled for 6 February will consist of the placement of a unique Fairfax Resolves marker and a SAR patriot Marker. The DAR already marked the grave. The grave of Col. Charles Broadwater, Broadwater Cemetery, Vienna will be marked on 20 March. The Fairfax Resolves Chapter marked this grave in 1989 so the grave will only receive only the special Fairfax Resolves marker. The graves of the remaining 25 signers will be marked over the coming years with the culminating event being the commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of the signing of the Fairfax Resolves in 2024. This public event and plaque dedication will take place on the Market Square in Old Town Alexandria, near the location of the original signing.
Tim Dioquino, spoke of the America 250 Program and its effort to bring attention to and educate the public on American’s semi quincentennial anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. He noted the celebration goes through the ratification of the Treaty of Paris and the inclusive nature of the program. All Partners in Patriotism are encouraged to participate and will be recognized by doing so.
Most importantly, the Fairfax Resolves honored to members of the Fairfax Sheriff’s Office finest. Master Deputy Sergeant Thomas Kyl and PFC Jeffery McCaslin were honored by their efforts to help a police academy student through a traumatic family crisis. Their efforts enabled to student to recover and remain in the program and complete the course and reflected well on the teamwork and family bond that exists within the Sheriff’s Office. Captain David O’Neil and Captain Jamie Popik were commended for their bringing the actions of MDS Kyle and PFC McCaslin to the attention of this Chapter.
The program ended with a review of the year’s accomplishments and the induction of the 2021-2022 officers.
Fairfax Sheriff’s Office Deputies Honored with Law Enforcement Commendations. Included in the picture (L to R) are David Cook, President Fairfax Resolves Chapter, PRC Jeffrey McCaslin, Master Deputy Sergeant Thomas Kyle and his lovely wife, Tonya. (Picture by permission of W. Forrest Crain, Fairfax Resolves.)