Repairs begin at Vietnam Veterans Memorial
One of the National Mall's most popular and somber memorials is in the midst of a facelift, as The Post's Anna Uhls reports in the video above.
The memorial's repair work and landscaping is now handled by the private Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund instead of the National Park Service, the AP reported. The group decided to take control of the memorial's maintenance because of scarce funding from the federal government. The Fund hopes to raise more than $1 million to care for the memorial and grounds, including $500,000 to buy replacement granite if sections of the wall need to be replaced in the future.
Workers will restore the site's main flagpole and restore the bronze finish for five stands that hold directories that help people find names on famous V-shaped memorial wall, which draws millions of visitors each year.
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