Underground education center to be built at Vietnam Memorial site

An $85 million underground education center is planned for a location near the site of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington DC.

The fund for the center recently got a boost from the Heisley Family Foundation of Chicago. The Foundation has pledged to contribute $2.5 million towards the construction of the center. Almost $25 million has already been raised for the project.

According to its website, the Education Center at the Wall will included features such as:

  • Displays related to the history of the Memorial
  • A timeline of the Vietnam War
  • A Wall of Faces showing pictures of the service members who died in the war

The design concept for the Center includes a two-story underground facility that will maintain the open appearance of the National Mall and complement the other memorials in the area.