Skip to comments.Obama to name 1st monument
Posted on 10/31/2011 2:03:38 PM PDT by ColdOne
President Barack Obama has chosen a historic 19th-century Army fort on the Virginia coast to be his first national monument.
Fort Monroe, one of the few Union military installations in the South during the Civil War never occupied by Confederate forces, will get the designation under the 1906 Antiquities Act.
"It's a huge economic opportunity for southern Virginia," Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told The Virginian-Pilot of the site that holds both Civil War and African-American history.
Antiquities Act designations havent always gone down well. Utah officials complained in 1996 that President Bill Clinton caught them off guard by creating the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
But Obama has plenty of local support for Fort Monroe, including
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Muslims were there too, no doubt.
I figured the first monument he would designate would be the records room of the Hawaii Health Department Bureau of Vital Statistics.
It’s not a statue of Obama?
That, and a plaque honoring the '0' will be coming next year, buried in come appropriations bill.
Thank you Mr Salazar for making sure I never, ever open my wallet in your area!
He signed the bill to designate the River Raisin National Battlefield Park in 2009.
Probably one of the only things he’s done that I’m OK with.
i used to be stationed at fort monroe. lived on base. id rather it be a monument than be left to the people who live just outside base.
the private company who took over the properties outside the moat are not any better.
it used to be clean and beautiful, but i seriously doubt it will remain that way now that the gate guards and MPs are gone.
He probably had to be prodded to do it.
Hw should just recover a pile of feces from the OWS camp, have it bronzed, and dedicate it as the first-ever National Movement.
Or a hut in Kenya.
Hw = He
Oh yeah, it took years to get the designation. John Dingell started calling for it immediately following the battle in 1813. LOL
what’s it going to be called?
the glorious statue of me?
Had to look that one up, sorry to say I had never heard of the Battle. Thanks for the info.
My first thought as well...
I can only imagine if he wins in 2012 how fast he will try and act like every tin-hat wanna be dictator and put his image everywhere
We used to live near there. It had a very interesting pet cemetery up on the old earthworks.
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