Vietnam Education Center Gets $10M Grant

WASHINGTON – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund has received a $10 million grant for its proposed education center adjacent to its famous memorial on the Mall in Washington.

The fund said the grant from the Lilly Endowment was the largest single cash donation in the fund’s 37-year history.

The fund has been trying since 2003 to raise money to build the underground Education Center at the Wall. With the Lilly donation, the fund said it now had $42.5 million of the $130 million it needs to raise.

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