WASHINGTON (AP).- A statue of three soldiers
installed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial after critics thought the
memorial wall was too abstract has been restored to its original finish
six-week project completed Friday. A private foundation that built the
raised about $125,000 to restore the bronze “Three Servicemen” statue of
soldiers for the first time. After 25 years, weather and the hands of
of visitors wore down the patina finish on the soldiers’ faces, arms,
guns, turning those areas a greenish-blue color.