Disgrace: Security Guard Stops North Carolina School Choir From Singing National Anthem At 9/11 MemorialMatt Vespa Apr 26, 2016
Here’s another instance of New York values for you: school kids can’t sing the national anthem at the 9/11 Memorial, unless they pay $35 for a permit. On April 22, the school choir of North Carolina’s Waynesville Middle School thought they were engaging in a harmless and patriotic exercise of singing the national anthem. Apparently, two security guards thought otherwise, and stopped them about midway through their rendition. The teacher, Martha Brown, and the students thought it would be a nice gesture to show their respect for the victims of our nation’s most terrible terrorist attack. She did tell the guard that they did not have written permission to sing, but got verbal approval from another security guard earlier that day.