DENVER (AP) - The Denver Post reports that Arlington National Cemetery is accepting a Glenwood Springs businessman's donation of marble for its tomb of the unknowns, but it won't necessarily be used to repair cracks on the monument in Virginia.
John Haines has been trying since at least 2004 to donate about $31,000 of marble sitting at the Yule Quarry in Marble, Colo., to replace the cracked monument.
The donation was blocked, partly by red tape. The stone is from the same quarry where the tomb's original marble was cut.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a $70,000 contract to repair the cracks using grout, but the Denver Post reports that officials have accepted the marble donation in case the tomb's marble eventually needs to be replaced.
(COPYRIGHT 2009 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)
KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.powered by Disqus