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NC Veterans Park fixes error

Posted July 26, 2011 8:29 p.m. EDT

— A copy-editing mistake made on a wall at North Carolina Veterans Park was fixed Tuesday.

North Carolina's first park honoring military veterans from all branches of service opened on July 4 in Fayetteville with an Independence Day dedication. 

The Preamble to the Constitution, which is etched in glass at the park, contained a mistake. The wall had the word "prosperity" instead of "posterity," in the line "Secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity." 

Fayetteville spokeswoman Jennifer Lowe said new glass was ordered at no cost to the city. It was installed on Tuesday. 

The park includes sculptures, fountains, monuments and a visitors center. The tallest structure, called the Pride and Purpose Tower, is made of stainless steel and granite and rises about 35 feet.

The five-acre, $13.7 million park, which is located next to the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, was planned for a decade before construction started early last year.