The 123rd Annual Convention of the Virginia Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy was held in Roanoke from October 4 through October 7, 2018. The convention was hosted by the chapters of the First District (which includes Fincastle).

Eleven members of the Fincastle Chapter attended the convention. The theme of the convention was “Lest We Forget” and the ceremonies and presentations throughout the convention highlighted this sentiment. Each registered attendee also received a booklet containing brief histories on some of the notable wartime places, people, and events from Southwest Virginia.

On Historical Evening, the Virginia Division presented five Crosses of Military Service and one National Defense Medal. The convention delegates also voted to create the Monument Defense Fund, which will financially assist groups that are seeking to protect Virginia Confederate monuments.