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$12.35 Million Gift To Restore Lee Family’s Arlington House Estate
ARLINGTON, Va. — Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein’s $12.35 million lead gift to the National Park Foundation’s Centennial Campaign for America’s National Parks will be spent at Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.


West Point 1964 Class & Others Seek A Washington Defenses National Park
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Military Academy Class of 1964 is urging Congress to take action on H.R. 4003, the Civil War Defenses of Washington National Historical Park Act.