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$30 Million Goal Set for Memorial At Pentagon

The Pentagon Memorial Fund will kick off a national fundraising drive today with the announcement of its first major corporate donation and the establishment of a Web site created by the designer of former presidential candidate Howard Dean’s successful Internet fundraising campaign. “I am excited and really proud of what we have accomplished in a short amount of time,” said James Laychak, president of the Pentagon Memorial Fund. Laychak lost his brother in the attack on Sept. 11, 2001. At a news conference at the U.S. Capitol this morning, Laychak said, he will announce a $1 million donation from Anheuser-Busch. Laychak said the goal is to raise $30 million. About $17.5 million would go toward construction, and the rest would be used to create a permanent endowment for maintenance. Full Story

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