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Another public agency is suffering from a grammar gaffe, this time in Virginia. A plaque honoring slain officers says:
"We were highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain."Those of you with better memories than I may recognize what it was supposed to say, from the Gettysburg Address:
"We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain."This news column includes another fun fact about the statue: The sculptor hid a little drawing of a pig and the words "oink resistant" on the heel of the officer.
"You found me out," she told a reporter a few days after the May 1987 unveiling of the 8-foot, 1,000-pound figure. "It's modeled after those patterns that you see that say 'oil resistant.' I hope they all have as good a sense of humor as I think they do."They did not. The heel was sanded smooth.