The memorial will be at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage
Today, (Sunday 11th), veterans , officials and community leaders will gather at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage Center, (KCAAH) located at 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd for the official unveiling of the Charles Young Veterans Memorial. This is the first project of the Freedom Flag Initiative. It works through Public-Private Partnerships to install American Flags throughout communities and states across the nation and build memorials to honor our nation’s veterans. The public is invited to attend the Veteran Flag Memorial Project ceremony which takes place at 2:00 pm.
The memorial will be named in honor of Colonel Charles Young. Col. Young was born a slave in 1864 in Mason County, Kentucky. He was one of the first African Americans to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point and the first black colonel in the U.S. Army. He also served as a member of the 9th Calvary also known as the Buffalo Soldiers. Young died in Liberia in 1922.
The Veteran Flag Memorial Project was created by the Region VI Commanders of the National Association for Black Veterans as an opportunity to unify people and communities by providing beautiful spaces to reflect on a symbol that can unify us all.
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