1:57pm December 12, 2012

Cost to Remove Wrong Quote on Martin Luther King Memorial: $600,000+


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  1. Rosie

    I think that it is totally frivolous to spend so much money on removing a quote from a statue. When the money could be used for something that could benefit the needy in America. I’m just curious and they couldn’t find someone else that could remove the lettering for a cheaper price?

  2. What a waste of money, the family even proofed the print. I’m sure there are plenty of needy families that could desperately use some financial assistance. Instead you waste it on a BLANK space. This is a continuance of goverment & political waste at its best. Wonder what Dr King would suggest doing with the money?

  3. Just replace the I with the word He. That makes it correct. And costs much less.

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