Restoration under way on The Wall

Private funds are being used to restore the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the National Mall in Washington DC. The Memorial Wall and surrounding elements of the memorial were installed in 1982 and have not undergone major repairs or restoration since that time. 

According to an Associated Press article, federal funding to care for the memorial is scarce, so the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund will pay for landscaping and maintenance to be done on the 13 acre site where the wall is located. 

Much of the repairs planned will be on the bronze finish on flagpoles, stands that hold directories, and a statue of three soldiers. 

Additional pieces of granite will likely be purchased as replacement sections should the wall itself need repairs one day.