An organization raising money for a memorial honoring women who served in World War II plans to raffle off a $1 million house in Centreville to raise funds for the monument, which will be built in Arlington National Cemetery.
The 6,000-square-foot modern house, at 6301 Barnesdale Path, features a master bedroom suite with a whirlpool tub, a brick courtyard adjoining the bedroom suite and the library, a two-car circular drive-through garage, a small pool with goldfish, cedar deck with a hot tub and blue stone patio, and two gas fireplaces.
Anyone can enter the raffle through midnight Oct. 29. Raffle tickets will cost $25. The drawing will take place Nov. 10 at the National Building Museum in the District of Columbia.
"Giving away a building to build a building is exciting," said Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught, president of the Women in Military Service For America Memorial Foundation.
The memorial is expected to be erected at the Arlington National Cemetery by late 1992. Ground will be broken in November 1991 for the monument, which is to be designed by New York architects Michael Manfredi and Marion Gail Weiss and is estimated to cost $25 million.
The foundation has received bipartisan support from Congress and was mandated by Congress to build the memorial recognizing women's contributions to the country's defense. The foundation encourages women who have served in the armed forces to register their individual stories with them for display at the memorial.
The foundation is looking to the private sector for project funding. Florida has donated $20,000, the first state to appropriate money.