Col. Charles Young http://wyso.org en Wilberforce Monument Honors African-American Colonel http://wyso.org/post/wilberforce-monument-honors-african-american-colonel <p>Federal officials think a national monument in southwest Ohio that honors the first African-American colonel in the U.S. Army will draw thousands of visitors each year.</p><p>The National Park Service celebrated the preservation of Col. Charles Young's home in a dedication ceremony this past week. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was among those attending.</p><p>President Barack Obama last month designated Young's home in Wilberforce as the 401st national park site. The Dayton Daily News reports that officials expect it to draw about 125,000 visitors a year.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 11:04:00 +0000 Associated Press & Dayton Daily News 31383 at http://wyso.org Secretary of Interior Salazar Attends Col. Young House Dedication http://wyso.org/post/secretary-interior-salazar-attends-col-young-house-dedication <p>Following President Obama’s designation of five new national monuments last week, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has been on a five state tour of those sights. Yesterday’s stop - The Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in Wilberforce, Ohio. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 01:54:59 +0000 Jerry Kenney 31184 at http://wyso.org Secretary of Interior Salazar Attends Col. Young House Dedication Young House in Wilberforce Now National Monument http://wyso.org/post/young-house-wilberforce-now-national-monument <p></p><p>In 1974, the Col. Young House in Wilberforce, Ohio was named a national <em>landmark</em>. Today, March 25th, 2013, it received an even higher honor; The home now stands as a national monument.&nbsp;</p><p>In a closed ceremony, President Barack Obama used executive authority to designate five new national monuments. Using powers given to him under the Antiquities Act of 1906, the President issued protections for 5 "historic or ecologically significant sites around the country" - including the Col. Charles Young House.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 01:17:10 +0000 Jerry Kenney 30810 at http://wyso.org Young House in Wilberforce Now National Monument