After 94 years of solemnly watching over the National Mall, Abraham Lincoln is going to get a face-lift.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Monday that the Lincoln Memorial will be renovated and expanded, courtesy of an $18.5 million gift from D.C. businessman and philanthropist David Rubenstein.
“President Lincoln held our country together. This is an important symbol of what he did,” Mr. Rubenstein told The Washington Times. “Hopefully, this will help people better understand Lincoln’s leadership during a trying time. We can learn from our successes and our mistakes.”