Change the Slogan?

Follansbee Mayor David Velegol thinks his city’s official slogan — “Follansbee Never Fails” — ought to be changed. “That’s a kind of egotistical type of thinking,” he explains.

Perhaps not. The slogan can be considered in any number of ways. Perhaps learning what its original intent was would help.

If, for example, it was intended to emphasize that Follansbee residents never fail in demonstrating their compassion, the slogan could be taken as a mere statement of fact.

Perhaps city residents have better ideas for a slogan. Looking into the question can’t hurt anything. But being proud of one’s community isn’t a bad thing, either.


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