Clearing of the site located on the Tidal Basin began on Dec 28th. When completed more than 200 of Washington's famous cherry trees will be planted at the memorial. Dedication is scheduled for Fall, 2011.
The private foundation working to build the memorial has collected $108 million of the $120 million projected cost. A donation of $5 or more, gives you a "Build the Dream" wristband and lapel pin.