Well over a year ago, a five-foot chunk of stone fell from the ceiling of the Jefferson Memorial. Perhaps we're just getting used to living in an age where government funding doesn't keep pace with the growing needs of our important public spaces.
The National Mall in Washington, DC is saturated with monuments and museums and, while there is little support for adding more to the Mall, there is support for continuing the tradition of building monuments in the city.
You're probably frantically trying to pack, making lists of museums and monuments you want to see, and generally wondering what the heck you got yourself into -- especially if this is your first time on your own in a major metropolitan area.
Some of our supporters have wondered what's taking so long, and I can only point to the fact that as Ms. Conwill indicated, few things move quickly in this town. The good news is that today, we are closer than ever to making the Museum a reality.
Veterans Day is an important time to look for ways we can support these brave men and women in our own communities. It's an opportunity for all of us to remember the sacrifices our fellow citizens have made on our behalf, and to shine a bright light on their needs.