9/11 Memorial Officials Apologize After Security Tells Students Not To Sing National Anthem

Although some attempted to defend the security guard by saying the students were clearly violating park policy, officials who work for the Memorial declared that the guard was in the wrong. Although they said that permits were required for singing on the grounds, the officials said the guard should have waited until after the students finished singing to let their teacher know about the policy:

“The students had been in New York City for a multiday educational trip.

Scanlon’s video went seriously viral over the weekend.

Skaar, the 9/11 Memorial spokeswoman, invited the choir members back to the memorial to have another go at belting out the hymn to freedom and heroism that expresses America’s patriotic soul.

Waynesville Middle School principal Trevor Putnam noted that a second 1,400-mile round trip to Manhattan is unlikely this year, especially since the students only just got back.

Putnam was also exceedingly gracious.

‘This was a good civics lesson,' he said, according to Reuters. ‘Why are there limits put in place in public forums?'

‘I was really proud of our kids,' the principal added. ‘They were asked to stop and did so respectfully.'

Putnam added that next year’s New York City tour group will obtain a permit to sing the  ‘The Star-Spangled Banner' at the 9/11 Memorial.

One of the adults with the group has said that a security guard had told the Waynesville students and their choral conductor that it was OK to sing.”

Watch the video below:

Source: Daily Caller



Leave a Reply

Pin It on Pinterest