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New Connecticut veterans memorial misspelled president’s name

The “L” in Franklin D. Roosevelt’s name is missing on this newly installed veterans memorial in East Windsor, Connecticut.

(Fox61 Connecticut)

A Connecticut city’s newly installed veterans memorial is the attention because of a misspelling.

One of the memorial tablets misspelled President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first name as “Frankin.”

The East Windsor Veteran of the Commission, raises funds for the construction of the memorial this fall. He honors those who served in America’s major conflicts going back to the Revolutionary War. The city is holding a ceremony on Memorial Day.

“I think that someone should get a ‘D’ in a spelling test for the erroneous spelling of that word, it is very important for this monument to have everything the correct spelling of the names,” Ken Grahan told Fox61 Connecticut.

East Windsor Veterans Commission raised money for a new veterans memorial.

(Fox61 Connecticut)

“I don’t think it’s a reflection on the president or something like that, but I mean, seriously, if something like this is offered in a public area, we can have a few people look at it first,” John Thibodeau told the station.

Fox61 said commission chairman James Barton, who said that he did not know about the spelling mistake until informed by the station Thursday.

Barton said that the error is corrected, but could not say when that will be done before the dedication, the station reported.

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