Fund gets $10 million grant for Vietnam education center

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund has received a $10 million grant for its proposed education center in Washington.

The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/2lkzyDk) reported Tuesday that the fund says the grant from the Lilly Endowment is the largest single cash donation in the fund's 37-year history.

It has been trying to raise money to build the underground Education Center next to its memorial on the Mall since 2003.

The 25,000-square-foot center will display artifacts left at the memorial over the years as well as first-person accounts of veterans and citizens. There'll also be a two-story wall showing the faces of the 58,000 people whose names are etched on the memorial.

With the Lilly donation, the fund says it now has $42.5 million of the $130 million it needs to raise.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com

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