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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation Adopts Mall Lawn Care

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The foundation that built the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is taking over lawn care for more than 13 acres on the National Mall around the monument.

Officials with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund say they were spurred to act by an Associated Press investigation. That investigation found the mall has been at a disadvantage in competing for extra funds doled out by lawmakers as compared with sites that are represented by powerful members of Congress.

The Vietnam fund plans to spend $96,000 in the coming months to repair a broken irrigation system and improve the grass. The Fund president says his group intends to continue to maintain the grass in the future. The irrigation repairs are scheduled to begin tomorrow.

Meymo Lyons reports....

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