President Obama visited the small town of Keene in Kern County to dedicate a National Monument honoring Cesar Chavez.
President Obama said, "After the struggle for high wages, Cesar pushed for fresh drinking water and workers compensation, for pension plans and safety from pesticides. Always moving, always striving for the America he knew we could be. More than anything, that's what I hope our children and grandchildren will take away from this place." "Our world is a better place because Cesar Chavez decided to change it."
CBS47's Rachel Azevedo was at the event and said there was an estimated 7,000 people in attendance.
The Cesar Chavez National Monument is 189 acre and will have a visitor center, which is the house where Chavez lived, and where his wife currently lives. There is also a memorial area where Chavez is buried.
The monument is the 389 unit in the National Park system.