The Eli Lilly Foundation has pledged $5 million towards the National WW1 Memorial project in recognition of the service of Capt. J. K. Lilly, Jr., who was a medical supply officer on the Western Front. A grandson of the founder, he later headed up the pharmaceutical giant.
With this gift the U.S. World War 1 Centennial Commission now has $44 million in hand and construction is moving full speed ahead. You can get updated on the project by clicking here, which includes live web cam coverage.