Saluting Veterans

Floyd County Brownie Scouts march in Sunday's Veterans Day parade along Locust Street. Earlier in the day, Veterans gathered at the County Courthouse (below) for the "11-11-11" observance (recognizing the cease fire that began at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918, ending World War I in Europe).

Floyd County Brownie Scouts march in Sunday’s Veterans Day parade along Locust Street. Earlier in the day, Veterans gathered at the County Courthouse (below) for the "11-11-11" observance (recognizing the cease fire that began at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918, ending World War I in Europe).

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  1. Shouldn’t the inscription on the new monument honoring our veterans read “This monument is dedicated to the valiant people of Floyd County WHOSE selfless patriotism …” instead of “This monument is dedicated to the valiant people of Floyd County WHO’S selfless patriotism …”?

    “Who’s” is a contraction of “who is” or “who has” while “whose” is an interrogative possessive adjective and pronoun.

    The inscription appears in an article by Wanda Combs on page 9-A of the November 8, 2007 issue of The Floyd Press.

    I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I have strong feelings about the written English language, particularly on public monuments.

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