9/11 Victim's Name Misspelled on Memorial

Family of Jeffrey Schreier finds typo
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 13, 2011 12:22 PM CDT
A woman visits the 9/11 memorial in New York City yesterday.   (AP Photo/Mike Segar, Pool)

(Newser) – The engravers at the new 9/11 memorial in New York City aren't quite done: The family of victim Jeffrey Schreier has discovered that his name was spelled incorrectly, reports the New York Post. It reads "Jeffery" instead of "Jeffrey." Schreier was one of the Cantor Fitzgerald victims in the World Trade Center. "You feel as though Jeffrey's soul is now looking down and saying, 'Can't you get my name right?'" his brother-in-law tells WNBC-TV.

A memorial spokesman promises to get it fixed: "As soon as we found out about this error, we began working on how to make it right and we're engaged with our fabricators, contractors, and the architect to do so." (Read more 9/11 memorial stories.)

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