Ground Broken for Vietnam Center


Ground was officially broken for the Education Center at the Wall, to be located across Henry Bacon Drive from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, on Nov. 28.

Northeast of the Lincoln Memorial, the 35,000-square-foot underground museum will display photos (“Wall of Faces”) of the 58,282 Americans killed in the war and otherwise honor their sacrifices.  Showcased, too, will be samples of the hundreds of thousands of mementos left at the memorial.

The memorial, dedicated in 1982, cost a mere (by today’s standards) $8.2 million to build.  The center, scheduled for completion in 2014, will cost about $85 million – $48 million of which has already been raised.

SOURCE: VFW Magazine, February 2013

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