Thursday, July 6, 2017

Misspelled Terrorism on Memorial

By Micah Halpern
I've Been Thinking:

On Tuesday, Columbia City, Indiana uncovered their new Vietnam memorial.

Part of the memorial is a bench and at the foot of the bench is written the word Terrorism.

But "terrorism" was misspelled. The word had an addition "i" so it read Terriorism.
Ty Murphy, the designer of the memorial, said that it was a minor and small issue.
He said it was a "pretty small thing to worry about" but, never the less, phones have been ringing "off the hook."

The designer said that the mistake would either be fixed or the bench would be replaced. In the meantime, he put a piece of gaffer's tape on the extra "I". He thinks that for now, it looks ok.

The truth is that misspelling a word - especially a word that resonates as much as the word "terrorism" does is not a small or minor thing at all.

It's a big deal, a very big deal.

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