Legendary infantryman returning home

September 5, 2014 - storage organizer

On Sept. 28, 2014, a National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations, assimilated by a Mason County Fiscal justice and a Maysville Community and Technical College, is hosting an eventuality in May’s Lick, honoring a bequest of Col. Charles Young.

The eventuality is to symbol a replacement of a birth cabin of Col. Young and premiere a consecrated bronze maquette of his correspondence and an muster titled: The Man, The Mission, The Facts.

The eventuality is indeed a special arise — we will be bringing his statue behind to his hearth as a partial of a open rite and celebration.

The replacement of a cabin is a miracle in a efforts to lift open recognition about a significance of a Colonel as an chronological figure. The arriving premiere will be a unapproachable impulse for Mason County and a whole state of Kentucky, not to discuss veterans everywhere.

Charles Young was innate into labour in Kentucky on Mar 12, 1864. His family transient from Kentucky shortly after his birth and took adult chateau in Ohio.

It is pronounced by internal historian Jerry Gore that his birth cabin was creatively built in a early 1790s.

My initial revisit to Kentucky to see a cabin was during his invitation in Sep of 2010. The structure seemed to be on a final legs. One wall had collapsed and there was a risk that a whole structure would shortly follow.

The Mason County community, underneath a care of Judge-Executive James L. Gallenstein and other members of a mercantile court, are to be commended for noticing a chronological and mercantile value of a property. They purchased it to keep it in a open domain and immediately took stairs to revive a structure before it totally collapsed.

I’m happy to contend that formed on what we saw final month; a structure might now mount another century or two.

In annoy of a arriving celebratory event, we still have work to do before this plan is complete. The cabin, categorical house, barn, and storage strew lay on 38 acres of land. The distance of a skill and a station structures offer a series of opportunities for open use. It is indeed a profitable parcel of land for a State of Kentucky, that could use it as a particular discussion or special eventuality core or museum, or a multiple of all three.

It is a idea that a subsequent proviso of a plan be a national consult of organizations about how a skill could be developed. It’s an sparkling time for both a nation of Kentucky and a bequest of Colonel Young!

The arriving premier will be a unapproachable impulse for a Coalition, Mason County, and a nation of Kentucky. The Sunday module will start with a commemorative church use hold during a Second Baptist Church in May’s Lick. Established in 1859, a church is where a Young Family worshipped when they resided in a community. The use will be officiated by Rev. Rodney Bennett.

In addition, we demeanour brazen to being assimilated during a cabin by descendants of Colonel Young and a horde of dignitaries including Congressman Thomas Massie, 4th District of Kentucky; a Honorary Consul for a nation of Sierra Leone, Methuselah Z.O. Bradley, IV, Esq; Major General Edward W.Tonini, Adjutant General of a State of Kentucky National Guard; Lt. General William E. Ward, USA Retired-Inaugural Commander, United States Africa Command; Heather French Henry, former Miss America and Commissioner of a Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs; a newly inaugurated Grand Basileus of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Tony Knox and Historian Brian Shellum, author of Black Officer in a Buffalo Soldier Regiment. Entertainment will be supposing by a Morehead State University Black Gospel Ensemble. A accepting will follow sponsored by The Ledger Independent Ledger.

We are fluctuating an invitation for a open to join us. This is a jubilee of a milestone.

Following a May’s Lick presentation, a maquette and design muster will transport to Louisville. The arrangement will open in a Kentucky Center for African American Heritage on Oct. 12, and will sojourn on arrangement by a finish of a month. The Louisville eventuality is being co-sponsored by a Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. of that Colonel Young is an titular member.

For information on a Mays Lick venue contact: Millicent Harding during 1-606-759-7141 ext. 66196 or e-mail residence millicent.harding@kctcs.edu.

For information on a Louisville venue contact: Taft Thompson during 1-502-649-9123 or e-mail residence t2taftjr@aol.com.

The Coalition can be contacted at: 1-510-467-9242 or e-mail residence cnmmmf@aol.com.

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