A story awaits at Fort Monroe

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As president, one of my responsibilities is to protect our national treasures so that our children and grandchildren can learn about and enjoy them.

Over the past century, my predecessors have helped preserve some of America's most iconic landmarks - from the Statue of Liberty to the Grand Canyon. And on Tuesday, I continued that tradition by using my authority under the Antiquities Act to name Fort Monroe in Hampton a national monument, making it the newest member of our country's great national park system.