Sunday, September 12, 2010

A date which will live in ...

... wait, what?

A caption with a photo of a wreath-laying ceremony at Fort Bragg in Saturday's Local & State section included an incorrect date for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

So -- what sort of lede might have been going through the mind when the infamous cutline was written (or even cut-n-pasted)?

As a nation, we promised to remember.

And we do, every year when Sept.11 comes around. Three sites on American soil. Four planes, 19 terrorists. Nearly 3,000 innocent people.

Already some of the details fade. The name of that town in Pennsylvania, where the United Airlines flight went down? Shanksville. The time the first plane hit the World Trade Center? It was 8:46 a.m.

Yes, we remember now.

At Fort Bragg, soldiers can never forget.

"Correction of the year" barely begins to cover it.



Anonymous Andy Bechtel said...

The error is still there despite this post and a reader comment on the story requesting a correction.

3:56 PM, September 14, 2010  

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