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Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument

WILBERFORCE, Ohio (AP) _ Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will visit southwestern Ohio tomorrow to celebrate the new Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument.

The monument in Wilberforce, just east of Dayton, preserves the home of Army Col. Charles Young. He was the first African-American to reach the rank of colonel.

The site is one of five newly designated national monuments. President Barack Obama used executive authority to protect the historic or ecologically significant sites.

Salazar is visiting the monuments to celebrate with the people who sought recognition for the sites.

 

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