Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Philanthropist Gives $18.5 Million For Restoration Of Lincoln Memorial

A philanthropist who already has given more than $25 million to cover needed repairs and restoration of National Park Service properties in Washington, D.C., has given another $18.5 million for needed work on the Lincoln Memorial. During a ceremony Monday businessman and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein presented the National Park Foundation with a check to cover repairs and restoration of the Lincoln Memorial and provide future visitors a view of the foundation pillars and historical mementos from workers who built the monument. Presented on Presidents Day and during the National Park Service’s Centennial year, the donation is intended to help people better understand the significance of the nation’s 16th president, and preserve his ideals and values, an Interior Department release said...more

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