Vietnam Vets Memorial Gets Some Extra Green

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    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is finally getting the upkeep it deserves. Today a labor union offered to pay $50,000 to help keep up the memorial on the National Mall.

    The Maryland-based International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers say the gift will help care for about 13 acres for the rest of the year.

    Last year, the private foundation that built the memorial took over landscaping and maintenance of the site from the National Park Service.

    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund spent nearly $100,000 last year to repair a broken irrigation system and overhaul the landscaping. The group also plans to restore a bronze sculpture of three soldiers at the memorial.