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Victim's name spelled incorrectly on 9/11 memorial

The family of Jeffrey Schreier, who died in the attacks on the World Trade Centre ten years ago, were stunned to see the misspelling.

THE NAME of one of the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks in New York ten years ago was inadvertently misspelled on a memorial at the World Trade Centre site.

The family of Jeffrey Schreier was stunned to discover the error when the memorial opened on Sunday to mark the anniversary of the attacks. The memorial bears the names of all of the attack victims etched in bronze. Schreier’s name on the monument reads ‘Jeffery’ instead of ‘Jeffrey’.

His sister Janice Hart told WNBC that she “couldn’t believe” the “distressing” error, while her husband said he thought Schreier’s soul would be looking down on the monument saying, “Can’t you get my name right?”

Schreier worked in the World Trade Centre and his remains have never been found.

A spokesperson for the memorial said that efforts to correct the error began as soon as they were notified about the misspelling, although he could not confirm how long it would take to rectify the mistake.

- Additional reporting by the AP

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