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Registered: ‎03-22-2010

A Big Thank You to David Rubenstein

I heard today that David Rubenstein donated over 10 million dollars to renovate the Washington Monument.  I read a little bit about him and learned that this gives him pleasure... and I am sure that many others are feeling thankful that he has made it possible for tourists to visit this beautiful symbol of our history.  Hats off to David!

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Re: A Big Thank You to David Rubenstein

His heart is in the right place, and his philanthropy follows.  A true patriot.

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Re: A Big Thank You to David Rubenstein

David Rubenstein also donated $10 million to the Kennedy Center's newest addition, The Reach, a "center [intended to] reach younger and more economically diverse audiences."

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Re: A Big Thank You to David Rubenstein

The grand re-opening of the Washington Monument is tomorrow, I believe.  It's taken three years.  Hope all goes well!  Climbed those steps once in my lifetime....needless to say, I was many, many, many years younger!!!!!!!

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Re: A Big Thank You to David Rubenstein

Yes, I did those steps a few times in my youth, @Krimpette !  Long uphill climb and narrow.  I'm not sure I'd want to do the elevator now.

 

What a great thing that it is re-opening after renovations.

 

 

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