Vietnam Vets Fund Scraps Plan to Build Museum

WASHINGTON—The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund announced Friday that it is ending its troubled project to build a $130 million underground Vietnam education center on the Mall.

The proposed center, which would have been adjacent to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and near the Lincoln Memorial, had been plagued by funding problems almost since the project was launched in 2001.

The fund’s president, Jim Knotts, said Friday that the fund had raised only $45 million and that prospects for raising the rest were dim.

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