School Choir Forced to Stop Singing National Anthem at 9/11 Memorial [VIDEO]

School Choir Forced to Stop Singing National Anthem at 9/11 Memorial [VIDEO]

School Choir Forced to Stop Singing National Anthem at 9/11 Memorial [VIDEO]

I have a confession: I always tear up when I hear the National Anthem.

But a security guard at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City didn’t become emotional when a middle school choir began singing it at the memorial. He stopped them and gave them a reprimand.

You see, the Waynesville Middle School choir from North Carolina thought it would be meaningful and patriotic to sing the Star Spangled Banner at the site where America experienced one of its darkest days in 2001. They requested and received a verbal approval from a guard present, according to a woman who recorded the performance.

But they were interrupted halfway through their performance by another security guard who admonished them that they needed a permit. They were told to “cease and desist,” because the area is treated like a “burial site.”

The entire video of the interrupted performance was posted at Facebook.

I can see why it might be out-of-place to perform songs at such a solemn place as the 9/11 Memorial, but to deny singing of the National Anthem? And by young impressionable students upon whom you wish to impress love of country? What kind of message is that?

Welcome to Mayor de Blasio’s New York City, where Black Lives Matter protesters can march and threaten police, but middle schoolers trying to sing the Star Spangled Banner at the 9/11 Memorial are halted because they didn’t have the proper paperwork filled out and submitted.

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

1 Comment
  • jack schmidt says:

    What the h- – – is this country coming to under the Obama administration? It’s getting worse as he tries to enhance his “legacy”…now at the expense of school kids. Remember this in November !

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