This was posted in the wrong forum by Clint357 and Kelly locked it.
I thought it was an interesting story so I looked a little further.
Seems like a normal guy working with others trying to do a patriotic thing but getting bogged down in the federal bureaucracy. The following story was originally published in 2003 when Haines was actually working out the logictics of getting the stone in the right hands. At the time of publication, he had the deal brokered for the Marble, arrangement for transportation and was looking for a sculpter who would donate time. He had also, appearantly, made the obligatory disclaimers to the Arlington National Cemetary.
Maybe this will get some more wheels now that the story has re-surfaced. Get a precious monument repaired and save the tax payers millions.