Family of 9/11 victims discovers typo on memorial

In a statement, a spokesman for the 9/11 memorial apologized for misspelling the name of Jeffrey Schreier, one of the victims of the terrorist attacks.

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According to NBC New York, the family of Jeffrey Schreier visited the recently opened memorial in lower Manhattan on Sunday and discovered that Jeffrey was spelled incorrectly. It reads, “Jeffery.”

Schreier was among 658 members of the brokerage firm Cantor Fitzgerald who died on Sept. 11, 2001. His name is part of the memorial in lower Manhattan, which has 2,983 names etched in bronze.

Schreier’s sister, Janice Hart, told NBC New York: “This is the only place we could go to have some solace, and to see his name engraved incorrectly was very distressing to us.”

Meanwhile, 9/11 memorial spokesman Michael Frazier said in a statement that the organization regrets the error and is working on how to fix it. The fix, it seems, won’t come easy. Frazier said in the statement that the organization is “engaged with our fabricators, contractors and the architect” to correct the problem.

If Hart’s follow-up assertion is correct, the typo isn’t the only thing that needs fixing. Seems there was also an error in judgment when it came to the organization’s initial reaction to the family of Schreier.

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