7 February 2015 Woodbridge, VA
A crowd of about 75 people gathered at the grave of Col William Grayson in Woodbridge, VA, today to mark his grave and dedicate an SAR monument. The event was hosted by the Colonel William Grayson Chapter, and the master of ceremonies was Thad Hartman. The CMM were represented by President Bill Schwetke and Past President Jerry Hubbard.
William Grayson volunteered at he beginning of the Revolution and was an aide-de-camp to General Washington. Later he commanded his own regiment at Brandywine, Valley Forge and Monmouth. Colonel Grayson then left active military service and served on the Congressional Board of War. After the war he was a delegate to the Confederation Congress from 1785 to 1787. Though he opposed the new Constitution in 1788, he was elected to be one of the first two Senators from Virginia. He died in office and was buried in the Grayson Family plot on the Belle Aire Plantation where he had been born.
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