Dear Mr. Whitesell:
In its meeting of 17 May, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed and approved the proposal to replace the existing In Memory plaque at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial with a similar plaque using inlaid bronze letters to improve its legibility. The Commission supported the proposal to replicate the existing plaque in the same size and material, and with the same inscription and typeface as the original. The Commission appreciates the commitment of the National Park Service to the long–term maintenance of the plaque to ensure its continued legibility.
The Commission looks forward to review of other improvement projects for the memorials on the National Mall. As always, the staff is available to assist you.
/s/Thomas E. Luebke, FAIA
Steve Whitesell, Regional Director
National Park Service, National Capital Region
1100 Ohio Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20242
cc: Peter May, National Park Service